My design is heavily influenced by my passion for being immersed in nature, I strive to create built environments that connect the user with the landscape through form and materiality. I also strive to employ strategies which will ensure the well-being of our environment.
I graduated from the University of Oregon's Architecture program in the spring of 2017. Through the program I have worked on a variety of project scales, from writers huts in Washington to a New York apartment building complex. Currently I am an associate at PJA architects + landscape architects in Seattle, a firm specializing in zoo design - this allows me to work on a variety of project types such as restaurants, hotels, conference centers, high end resorts, and stylized exhibit buildings. I am motivated in my work and am able to set and maintain my own work schedule to accomplish projects deadlines, however I also enjoy working within and leading a team as well. I am proficient in the Adobe Creative Suite, Revit, Rhino, AutoCAD, Sketchup, and hand media. At this time I am also pursuing my LEED Green Associate certification.
Through my design I aim to explore how light moves through a space as well as how the landscape can inform the design of the built environment around it. I believe that architecture has the ability to heighten our connection to the world around us and change how we experience daily life. How materials and texture promote interaction with the built environment is also a topic that I am interesting in exploring.
I'm an avid outdoors-woman: I ski, backpack, climb and practice yoga during my free time. I’ve spent multiple weeks backpacking in the Sierras of southern California - completing both the John Muir Trail and climbing Mt. Whitney, the highest peak of the lower 48’s - in 2015. As well as becoming a proficient backpacker, I’ve completed both my AIARE 1 and Wilderness First Aid, and am planning on continuing to expand my knowledge in the future. I use both watercolors and photography to record my experiences in the wonderful places I have the privilege to explore. I use these outlets to recharge and to find inspiration.