Summary
Design Researcher | Innovative Ideator
I am a tenacious, growth-focused leader and team member with success in all scales of design & ideation with specific expertise in digital fabrication and DfAM. I have a history of assuming a multitude of responsibilities and earning formal recognition for outstanding performance. I am confident that my diverse background in design and ideation will serve as a pivotal addition to your team.
ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Slicelab
Co-Founder
2012 - Present
Co-founded an R&D design studio specializing in digital design and fabrication consulting for clients in various fields and mediums. Focused on bridging the gap between product design and architecture through the means of additive manufacturing [www.slicelab.com]

nTopology Skate Frame & Wheel Case Study | New York, NY
Product design & development - Skate frames for a software case study testing topology optimization for 3DP with MJF glass-filled nylon
Stratasys / Henkel Material Case Study | San Francisco, CA
Product design & development - Snowboard binding & kick scooter for application of high impact resins: Loctite’s 3172™ & IND486™
CareSpace Health Band + Hardware Design | Portland, OR
Product design & development - A first-generation integrated health band/hardware while working closely with mechanical engineers. Performed material testing/research for injection molding and additive manufacturing models for large & small-scale production runs.
Deckers 3D printed footwear - Origin Laboratories | San Francisco, CA
Research design & development - 3D printed midsoles for footwear clients with the intention to go direct to market for a limited series run. Lattice structured midsoles created using parametric modeling, FEA testing specific material tolerances on a P3™ resin 3D printer.
Nespresso Prelude Cafe & Bar | 3,200 sqft | New York, NY
Design & fabrication consulting for Nespresso’s first prototype cafe in a public space - Alice Tully Hall - Lincoln Center, in NYC
Custom fabricated Corian tables, CNC cut cherry wood screen panels and stools sit atop a 1050 sqft machine-stitched super graphic rug. 
Glade Pinecone Treehouse | 200 sqft | Santa Cruz, CA
Design & fabrication consulting for Glade on a fully suspended structure that sits between 6 giant Coastal Redwood trees. 56 Laser 
CNC'd steel diamond frames come together along with marine-grade plywood that parallels the openings 30ft above the forest floor. 
Experience
WRNS Studio
Senior Designer
2016-2018
Microsoft Theater & Campus | 643,000 sqft | Mt.View, California
Theater design with parametrically developed stone exterior using Grasshopper/Rhino. Ongoing consultant coordination for CD and permit package support for a two-story, Type III-B construction which incorporates over 200,000 sqft of PV & green roofs.
El Camino Medical Office Building | 267,150 sqft | Mt.View, California
Developed 100% CD package ultimately securing a permit for a LEED Silver, eight-story high rise with Type IA Construction. 
Continued on to CA duties for the exterior GFRC panels, foundation, and garage portions of the project. 
Facebook Building 29 | 74,000 sqft | Menlo Park, California
Tenant improvement office design for 1100 employees for a single-story space with upgraded mezzanine including foodservice & event spaces. Two windowless warehouse buildings were joined to create a singular skylight-filled volume. Worked on SD, DD, CD, and CA.
KMD Architects
Senior Designer
2011-2016
King Faisal University Medical Colleges Complex | 130,000 sqm | Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia
Designed 4 medical colleges buildings that include an academic building with classrooms, lecture halls, and faculty offices. Developed the design concept from principles of wind erosion and used wind flow analysis to shape the parametric exterior form and roof system. 
Changfeng Auto Center | 430,000 sqm | Shanghai, China
Schematic design for a retail automobile super-center for SOG and SAIC. Developed an envelope concept synonymous to the exterior form of a car with a parametric design perforation hierarchy which would reflect the interior programmatic elements uniquely.
Zappos Corporate Headquarters | 305,000 sqft | Las Vegas, NV
Tenant improvement design within the existing Las Vegas City Hall for Zappos headquarters. Worked on the concept, SD, DD, CD, and CA.
paid research
Mindesk VR
Solutions Architect
2018-2020
UX/UI development of a VR/AR software plugin for Rhino which allows 3D modeling in real-time with 6 degrees of freedom.
Produced a series of video tutorials for the user interface testing using the HTC Vive Pro, Oculus Rift, Windows MR, and Meta 
Website development, marketing media, and materials for professional use cases. Mindesk has been acquired by Vection Technologies. 


Autodesk
Artist in Residence
2015-2016
Participated in a residency at Pier 9 geared toward the R&D of the first piece of hardware to come out of Autodesk, the Ember 3D printer. Performed material research while operating several different AM machines. Generative software was used to mimic and interpret the suspended weightlessness found in marine life as the main inspiration for these design explorations. Using wax-infused UV polymer resins, 3D printed investments pieces were used in the lost wax casting method to create innovative unparalleled jewelry.
Education
University of Pennsylvania​​​​​​​
Philadelphia 2010-2011
Master of Architecture
Fabrication Lab Manager - Operated and managed 3 laser cutters, file troubleshooting, material research & experimentation
Carnegie Mellon University
​​​​​​​Pittsburgh 2005-2010
Bachelor of Archtiecture
Wood Shop Manager - Supervised operations, instructed students, machine maintenance, performed & taught advanced carpentry
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
​​​​​​​Cambridge 2020
Online Certificate 
Additive Manufacturing for Innovative Design and Production 
Syracuse University
​​​​​​​Florence 2009
Architecture Study Abroad
Cornell University
​​​​​​​Ithaca 2004
Summer College of Architecture
Academia
Johnson & Wales University
Providence 2021-Present
Adjunct Faculty - Integrated Product Design
Students study the current landscape of CAD technologies and how different software tools match up with common design problems. The class then focuses on one common direct modeling software to teach the basics of 2D drafting, 3D modeling, and output workflows. The course encourages students to incorporate research, analysis, systems thinking, collaboration, and design thinking into their own creative process that will be applied across industries, materials, and software tools.
IDES1030: Direct modelin
Academy of Arts University
San Francisco 2015-Present
Adjunct Faculty - Jewelry & Metal Arts
Introductory & advanced courses in 3D modeling & printing. Lectured on the future of additive manufacturing for wearable designs and material research. Constructed a continuing online version of this course for off-campus students. Designed and planned the 3D lab build-out for the course to utilize. 
JEM 143: 3D Modeling & Printing 1 (Undergraduate)
JEM 243: Introduction to 3D printing & 3D modeling (Undergraduate)
JEM 333: 3D modeling & 3D Printing 2 (Undergraduate)
JEM 670: Introduction to 3D printing & 3D modeling (Graduate)
JEM 660: Advanced 3D modeling & 3D Printing (Graduate)
JEM OL 143: 3D Modeling & Printing 1 (Undergraduate Online)
Cornell University
Ithaca 2020
Visiting Architecture Critic - Architecture
Advised students on midterm & final projects with criticism geared specifically toward parametric design & digital fabrication.
ARCH4101/4102: Design VII
Boston Architectural College
Boston 2015
Guest Lecturer - Architecture
Lectured on topics of advanced design for digital fabrication using 3D printing technologies & parametric design software.
DME2028: Digital Fabrication and Model Making
Publications
Lectures
2012    Contemporary Digital Architecture l  Edition 2. February
2012    AsiaSur magazine (Peru) / Edition no. 106 pgs. 94 - 98 /February
2012    Monthly Review of Architecture and Culture /Korea/pgs. 68-75 /August
2011    eVolo Skyscrapers Limited Edition Book 
2011    eVolo Architecture Magazine / July 
2011    Urukia Architecture & Design Magazine 
2011    Fahrenheit° Art and Lifestyle Magazine
2015        Pier 9 Residency 3DP Research 
2017        Guest lecturer at BCJ Talk 20
2018        Furniture Society Nexus Exhibitor
2019        AIASF Digital Innovation 
2020       AIASF Design Tech Meetup VR
2021        Autodesk Accelerate
2021        AIASF Design Tech Meetup 3DP
Awards
Software
2016    2nd Place: Branch Technologies 3D Printed House Design Competition  
2014    1st Place: Artworth Products Lamp Design Competition  
2011    Chair Competition: Selected for display at NY Chelsea Art Museum
2010    Collaborative Practice Award with Urban Build Design Studio 
2007    1st Place: National Concrete Masonry Association Design Competition
2005    Merit Award in Visual Arts Recognition and Talent Search [ARTS]
2004    National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts
Rhino / Grasshopper / Vray / Keyshot
Revit / Dynamo / Endscape
Maya / Fusion 360
SketchUp / Lumion
Photoshop / Illustrator / InDesign
Premiere Pro / Camtasia
Zbrush / Mudbox
Meshmixer / MeshLab / Simplify3D
nTopology
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