I am a
What's a T-shaped designer?
I like to craft things - whether it be a snippet of code or an architectural detail. I find beauty in the details, and I love to troubleshoot and find solutions that integrate harmoniously into the overall design. To me, just as much as architecture, coding is ultimately a creative challenge, and the more I can learn the better.
I am currently based out of the beautiful city of Montréal. I moved here in 2004 to study architecture at McGill University, and found my home! Before Montreal, I had a fairly nomadic existence - growing up in several northeastern American cities and living in Madrid, Spain and Mexico City as well.
When not designing, I am likely renovating my home. I also have a dog, and I love my dog, but I cannot tell you what breed he is because we do not know. Perhaps he is a terrier? Check him out over on Instagram and tell me what you think. If you would like to work together, send me a note.
January 2013 - present
January 2012 - January 2013
June 2009 - January 2012
Master's of Architecture
2010 - 2011
Bachelor's of Science (Architecture)
2004 - 2009
ABSTRACT This project considers the “spheres and networks” of the modern neo-nomad, Leibniz’s trope of the monad providing a perfect image for the basic spatial unit of contemporary life, simultaneously independent and interconnected.
As a windowless space with a view on the world, the monad “is a mirror of the universe according to its point of view and is accompanied by a multiple of other monads.” The monadic room thus becomes a mere unit in a much larger, light mass of independent environmental bubbles. Such architectural foam supplies the project’s infrastructure, rendering vivid and concrete the abstracted pathways of hypermobility, allowing for the interconnectivity of the independent monadic cells, and ultimately, reconciling the nomadic and monadic.
ABSTRACT Our proposal abstracts the New Orleans vernacular. It slices the traditional gabled roofs and lifts up sections for the passage of air and light. A breezy corridor that articulates the public and private spaces softens the rigor of the shotgun house plan while maintaining its simplicity.
In accordance with post-Katrina residential by-laws, the main floor of the house is raised up 8 feet, providing for parking space, storage, a rainwater tank, and access to the composting toilet. The design is intrinsically environmentally responsible and adaptive to numerous conditions. The footprint of our house is 24 feet by 76 feet, allowing it to fit in many lots. The design also incorporates offsite fabrication and modular construction to minimize costs.
Collaborated on the conception, detailing, and coordination of the architectural interiors. Put together winning proposal for 2012 Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence.
House in Four Fields in the news:
Responsible for production of renders for client approval, and the design, detailing, and material selection for all built-in furniture and flooring.