My architectural education is one of varied location and focus but has amounted to a well rounded understanding that has well prepared me for entry into this field. My undergraduate career at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was steeped in technical and structural classes that helped reinforce the design of my studio projects. I spent a year studying in Versailles, France which opened my eyes to a more global perspective on design, construction and international communication.
The core of my graduate education at Washington University has been focused on a more critical approach to design relating to formal, urban and environmental issues. My final degree project focused on the questioning of a preservation proposal by the Osage Nation of the last remaining Mississippian Indian Mound in St. Louis and the investigation of “an architecture of trace”. This year long, comprehensive project was a wonderful struggle that I thoroughly enjoyed and learned a great deal from and will continue to pursue now that I’ve graduated. I look forward to bringing the same rigor and enthusiasm required for this project into my professional career.