QualificationsArchitect with eight years experience in all aspects of the design and construction process, from feasibility studies through construction administration. Projects encompass a wide range of building types: multi-family and single-family residential, hospitality, commercial, and transportation. LEED Accredited Professional with hands-on experience in sustainable projects. Possesses excellent AutoCAD skills and adept at AutoCAD Architecture BIM software. Outstanding written, verbal, and visual communication skills developed through contact and collaboration with a diverse group of clients, consultants, and staff.
ExperienceGrimm + Parker Architects, Calverton, Maryland
Designer, January 2007 to April 2010
Project architect working on all project phases for a variety of multifamily residential projects. Primary point of contact for clients, consultants, and contractors. Responsible for extensive code research and compliance with building codes, accessibility codes, and regulations and requirements of lenders and government agencies. Initiated use of BIM software in residential design studio projects. Role in project management included establishing and managing project schedule, and engaging specialized consultants. Selected projects include:
Campus Housing Renovation Project, Salisbury University, Salisbury Maryland
Project architect for complete interior renovations and additions to two residence halls, Manokin Hall and Wicomico Hall, on the Salisbury University campus. Worked with team of University staff and administrators to establish priorities and make decisions. Project included redesign of residential units, enhancing common areas, and providing accessibility. Both buildings are anticipated to receive LEED Gold rating.
The Alaire, Rockville, Maryland
Project architect for mixed-use luxury apartment building that includes underground parking garage, retail space, extensive amenities, and swimming pool. Project is part of the award-winning Twinbrook Station area master plan, which is a LEED for Neighborhood Development pilot project.
Victoria Park at Sassafras Meadows, Salisbury, Maryland
Construction administrator for new construction of affordable senior apartment building. Role included conducting bi-weekly site visits and producing field reports, review of requisitions; responding to RFIs, and review of submittals. Project was completed on schedule and under budget.
STV Incorporated, Baltimore, Maryland
Staff Architect, April 2005 to January 2007
Intern Architect, June 2002 to August 2003
Primary point of contact for clients, consultants, and contractors; developed schematic designs and design development drawings; coordinated with consultants; managed staff for the production of construction documents; and handled construction administration. Selected projects include:
National Harbor Hampton Inn and Suites, Prince Georges County, Maryland
Project architect for 12-story, 151-room flagship property. This hotel is part of the 400-acre,
mixed- use development at National Harbor. Worked with team to develop a schematic design
and to refine design to meet client needs, Hampton brand standards, and master developer design requirements.
Claiborne Avenue Corridor Preliminary Redevelopment Study
for the Mayors Office of Economic Development, New Orleans, Louisiana
Worked with multi-disciplinary team to craft a strategy to redevelop a neglected urban corridor. Team developed recommendations, created sketches of proposed interventions, and provided a report to the Mayors Office of Economic Development.
Morgan Boulevard Metro Station and Largo Station Parking Garage, Prince Georges County, Maryland
Developed signage packages for station and garage based on WMATA signage standards and requirements. Also worked with project team to develop details and draft construction documents.
Experience Independent consulting projects
Luz Residence, Baltimore, Maryland
Provided design recommendations, designed and drafted details, and assisted in the selection of finishes and fixtures during the renovation of an early 20th century Baltimore rowhouse. Clients sought to update and improve the house in a way that was both economic and environmentally sustainable while retaining the historic character of the property.
Carmas Café, Baltimore Maryland
Provided client with design for exterior of café, signage, and outdoor dining area and presented design to the local governing authority for approval.
Penza Associates Architect, Baltimore, Maryland
Designer, March 2004 to April 2005
Worked with project architect to develop and draft designs; created three-dimensional computer models using ArchiCAD software for client presentations; designed details; coordinated with consultants and researched codes. Selected projects include:
Hudson Street Rowhouses, Baltimore, Maryland
Developed design to convert a commercial property into two rowhomes with a third floor addition. Developed computer model, coordinated with structural engineer, filed for required zoning variance
and managed community review process.
Youth Dreamers House, Baltimore, Maryland
Met with student group and leaders to develop program and address accessibility requirements for the conversion of an abandoned property into a community center. Also assessed existing conditions and developed three-dimensional computer model.
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
Teaching Assistant, Masters in Real Estate Program, Summer 2003
Participated as a member of a team of architectural professionals in teaching Building and Site Design,
a course requirement for the Johns Hopkins Masters in Real Estate program. Role included teaching architectural drawing conventions, preparing class materials, advising students regarding project design, participating in final review jury.
Brian Kulezic, Inc., Chicago, Illinois
May 2001 to May 2002
Worked with sole proprietor, subcontractors, and construction crew to complete design/build projects. Role included collaborating on schematic design and design development for renovations and new construction projects; drafting construction documents, including architectural drawings, structural framing plans and mechanical, electrical, and plumbing drawings; and creating computer or hand rendered vignettes for client presentations.
National Arts Stabilization, Baltimore, Maryland
Program Assistant, July 1996 to July 2000
Education andLEED Accredited Professional
University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Attended Graduate College of Art and Architecture, Masters of Architecture program, 2000 to 2003
American University, Washington, D.C.
Bachelor of Arts in Art History, 1996
Awards Award of Excellence, Northern Virginia AIA for Morgan Boulevard Metro Station, 2005
STV Project of the Year Award for Morgan Boulevard Metro Station, 2005
Womens Architectural League Scholarship, 2002
Merit Based Tuition Waiver, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2000
Full Tuition National Merit Scholarship, American University 1992 to 1996