Yale School of Architecture
Master of Environmental Design. 2011
Thesis: Architecture In Medias REZ
Tulane University School of Architecture
Bachelor of Architecture, Master of Architecture. 2004
Thesis: Nouvelle Vague: Alternative Restoration in the Vieux Carré
Writer and editor, A Grid and a Conversation: Morris Adjmi Architects (2018)
Responsibilities: devise and compose a publication for a general audience that describes the work of the prominent New York architecture firm Morris Adjmi Architects (MA), and clearly explains the historical significance of that work. A Grid and a Conversation is interlaced with essays and reflections from writers, scholars and collaborators that provide cultural context for MA’s building’s, offer insight into the array of influences that shape their work, and address civic issues like historic preservation. In addition to composing and editing the book’s various texts, I worked closely with the architect and the publisher to ensure the essays, photographs, and design all reinforce the book’s theme and reflect MA’s work.
Co-author, Pedagogy and Place: 100 Years of Architecture Education at Yale (Yale Press, 2016)
Responsibilities: conduct extensive archival research and interviews with former faculty, alumni, and other architectural professionals; compose and edit text; select images and obtain publication permissions. Pedagogy and Place traces the evolution of Yale’s architecture program alongside the series of canonical buildings that housed it.
Robert A.M. Stern Architects
Writer. June 2013 – February 2016
Responsibilities: work directly with founding partner Robert A.M. Stern to develop books, speeches, exhibitions, lectures, and essays.
Writer, Design Decoded art and design blog. 2012 – 2015
Responsibilities: writer of “Design Decoded,” a weekly research-based column for Smithsonian’s website that revealed the unknown histories of everyday objects. The aim of the column was to introduce architecture and design issues to a general audience in an informative and entertaining way.
Mark Horton Architecture, San Francisco CA
Designer / Project Manager. 2006 – 2009
Wayne Troyer Architect, New Orleans LA
Designer / Project Manager. 2004 – 2005
Yale University. Spring 2011 – June 2013
Teaching Fellow and Course Organizer, “Space, Crime, and Architecture”
Yale School of Architecture. Spring 2011
Co-coordinator, Fugitive Geographies Symposium.
Yale School of Architecture. Spring 2011
Responsibilities: As co-coordinator of this symposium, I selected and invited a multidisciplinary group of scholars to explain complex urban and architecture ideas through film, novels, technology, and popular music. I also lead the accompanying research colloquium, which challenged students to integrate design and narrative.
Teaching Assistant to Dean Robert A.M. Stern, “Parallels of the Modern”
Yale School of Architecture. Fall 2010
TA to Stanislaus von Moos, “Venturi & Scott Brown in Context”
Yale School of Architecture. Spring 2010
Session organizer and moderator, “A Few More Words: Students in Conversation With Robert Venturi & Denise Scott Brown,” Architecture After Las Vegas Symposium. Yale School of Architecture. Spring 2010
INVITED JURIES + LECTURES
- Yale School of Architecture, Undergraduate Senior studio.
- Columbia University, GSAPP Advanced Studio IV.
- Yale School of Architecture, Contemporary Discourse Colloquium.
- Yale School of Architecture, Analytic Drawing Seminar.
- Rhode Island School of Design, Studio: Expansive Infrastructures.
- Cooper Hewitt Design Museum, New Orleans Workshop.
- California College of Art, Bruce Tomb Sculpture Studio.
- U.C. Berkeley School of Architecture, Kory Bieg Studio.
- Tulane University, Final Thesis Reviews.
EXHIBITIONS & SYMPOSIA
- participant, Learning / Doing / Thinking: Educating Architects in the 21st Century, Yale University. 2016
- curator, Pedagogy + Place, Yale University. 2015
- Responsibilities: select and secure nearly 300 drawings, photographs, models, and ephemera from multiple institutional archives and private collections; compose wall text, descriptive labels, and exhibition catalogue, as well as an extensively researched and annotated timeline documenting the first century of architecture education at Yale; design the exhibition layout and wall graphics; interview alumni and create a short documentary that succinctly communicates the history and significance of Yale’s architecture program.
- participant, Lights, Camera, Demolition: Penn Station Recalled on Stage and in Pictures, Center for Architecture. 2013
- participant, Breaking Out and Breaking In, Columbia University Studio-X. 2012
- organizer, Fugitive Geographies, Yale University. 2011
- exhibitor, Des Cours. AIA exhibition, New Orleans LA. 2009
- exhibitor, CAMP: Reconsidered. 3A Gallery, San Francisco CA. 2008
- exhibitor, Something Interesting Kit. Chelsea College of Art, London. 2007
- exhibitor, Kickit. SPACE Gallery, New Orleans LA. 2004
- NPR’s How to Do Everything, ep.205
- ABC Radio National’s Books and Arts Daily, “Michelangelo’s David”
- Here & Now, “KALQ Vs. QWERTY: The Search For A Better Keyboard”
- NPR’s How to Do Everything, ep.94
- A Grid and a Conversation: Morris Adjmi Architects (Artifice, 2017)
- Decoding the City: A Field Guide to Urban Design (W.W. Norton)
- “Brooklyn’s Future Green wants to change the way we think about weeds,” The Architect’s Newspaper (January 2018)
“LA-Más’s vibrant, socially conscious architecture sweeps L.A.,” The Architect’s Newspaper (January 2018)
- “Robotics and Fulfilment Centers are Reshaping Retail,” The Architect’s Newspaper (August 2017)
- “In Detail: The Stealth Building,” The Architect’s Newspaper Special Edition: Facades (April 2017)
- “New Orleans firm redefines overlooked and undervalued properties,” The Architect’s Newspaper (March 20, 2017)
- “Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center – a theatrical medical school,” The Guardian (August 3, 2016)
- “Cornelia Parker’s Psychobarn brings a haunting beauty to the Met Rooftop,” The Architect’s Newspaper (May 16, 2016)
- REX Revamps Davis Brody Bond’s Five Manhattan West, The Architect’s Newspaper (May 13, 2016)
- “Terraform Central Park? Why Not?,” The Guardian (March 31, 2016)
- “Gone Grill: The Ambassador Grill and the Future of Postmodern Preservation,” The Architect’s Newspaper (March 7, 2016)
- “New York’s Oculus transit hub soars, but it’s a phoenix with a price tag,” The Guardian (March 4, 2016)
- “Studio Visit: Morris Adjmi Architects,” The Architect’s Newspaper (March 2, 2016)
- Pedagogy and Place: 100 Years of Architecture Education at Yale (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2016), with Robert A.M. Stern
- “Fully Jacked: Raising the Palace Theater,” The Architect’s Newspaper (February 4, 2016)
- “Fulton Center Review: A Vision of New York’s Cold Future,” The Guardian (November 24, 2014)
- “The Cooper Hewitt Reopens in New York,” Smithsonian (November 2014)
- “OfficeUS: It’s not an office, but it’s not NOT an office,” Architect (unpublished)
- “Yale in Venice,” Constructs (spring 2014)
- “James Rouse’s Legacy of Better Living through Design,” Smithsonian (April 2014)
- “Seeing Seeing Double Double,” Architizer (March 2014)
- “John Johansen’s Electrifying Architecture,” Architizer (February 2014)
- “Bunker-busting Architecture: Reviving a War-time Typology,” Architizer (February 2014)
- “Fugitive Ducts, or Die Hard and Deleuze,” Volume No.37 (November 2013)
- “Cold Case Cathedral,” 306090: Non-)Essential Knowledge for (New) Architecture: 306090, Volume 15
- “XS Collaborative,” Constructs (Fall 2013)
- “From Frühlicht to Slapstick,” Soiled No.4 (Spring 2013)
- “Back on the Market: High-End High-Rises,” Wired (October 2013)
- “McDonald’s McModernist Roots,” Salon (July 2013)
- “Welcome to The Tech-plex,” Wired (June 2013)
- “The Little Bang,” Smithsonian (February 2013)
- “A Good Dad to Die Hard,” Wired (February 2013)
- “Argus Unbound,” XS No.1 (February 2013)
- “American Beauty: The American Radiator Building,” Tablet (January 2013)
- “Reconsidering Postmodernism,” Journal of Architectural Education Vol.66 No.1 (Nov. 2012)
- “Fluid Panel State,” Idiom, (Sept. 25, 2012)
- “Watching The Clock,” Domus (July 30, 2012)
- “Aesthetics/Anesthetics,” Domus (July 4, 2012)
- “Space, Crime, & Architecture,” PLAT no.2 (Spring, 2012)
- “Reconsidering Postmodernism,” Constructs (Spring, 2012)
- “Visibile Cities: Massimo Scolari at Yale,” Architizer (February 29, 2012)
- “Interviews with Vincent Scully,” Constructs (Spring 2011)
- “Ghostmodernism,” Junk Jet no.4 (October 2010)
- “Behavioral Values: Emotional Influences,” Crit no.62 (Fall 2010)
- “Learning from Las Vegas,” Constructs (Spring 2010)
Nina Rappaport, “MED Installation in New Orleans,” Constructs (Spring 2010)
- “Learning from Learning from Las Vegas,” Archinect (February 22, 2010)
- “Vegas, Baby, Vegas,” New Haven Advocate (January 20, 2010)
- Doug MacCash, “Designing in the Dark,” The Times-Picayune (December 10, 2009)
- “Grace and Speed,” New Haven Advocate (November 30, 2009)
- “Brutal Honesty,” New Haven Advocate (October 28, 2009)
- “New Haven Art School Opens,” New Haven Advocate (October, 2009)
- “Mapping,” New Liberal Arts, ed. Tim Carmody & Robin Sloan. (San Francisco: Revelator Press, 2009)
- “Blog is in the Details,” ArcCa (Second Quarter 2009)
- “Major Cities See New Museums,” Art in America (April 2009)
- “Public Plaza by Public Architecture,” The San Francisco Appeal (April 8, 2009)
- “The Aleatoric Landscape,” The San Francisco Appeal (March 31, 2009)
- “A look at the new SFMOMA Sculpture Garden,” The San Francisco Appeal (March 19, 2009)
- “Foxy Rehab,” Architect’s Newspaper (March 9, 2009)
- “River House,” Wallpaper (March 2009)
- “Rebirth or Regression? Alcatraz as the New Gitmo” The San Francisco Appeal (January 28, 2009)
- “Great Tall of China,” Architect’s Newspaper (January 27, 2009)
- “Citizen Surveillance,” The San Francisco Appeal (January 16, 2009)
- “Red Light Urbanism,” The San Francisco Appeal (January 9, 2009)
- “New Media Van: An Interview with Ant Farm,” Floater no.2 (January 2009)
- “Expanding the Dialog,” ArcCa (First Quarter 2009)
- “Living Lodge,” Architect’s Newspaper (October 29, 2008)
- “At the Opening of Libeskind’s CJM,” Architect Magazine (July 2008)
- “The Holley House,” Wallpaper (April 2008)
- “The Venice Biennale,” ArcCa (Fourth Quarter 2008)
- “Spread the Good Word,” ArcCa (First Quarter 2008)
- Gideon Shapiro, “Meet the Bloggers,” Architect Magazine (September 2007)
- “Architecture Blogs,” MARK, (Summer 2006)
- “Life Without Buildings,” Architectural Review, (May 2006)
Curbed San Francisco, San Francisco CA
Contributing Editor. 2008-2009
Life Without Buildings Architecture Blog
Founder and Editor. 2005-2010
Yale University Graduate & Professional Student Senate
Public Relations Chair. 2010-2011
Yale University Graduate & Professional Student Senate.
School of Architecture Senator. 2009-2010
Founder and co-coordinator of the meantime graduate presentation series
Alpha Rho Chi Medal for Leadership, Tulane University
Class of ’73 Traveling Fellowship, Tulane University