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E d u c a t i o n

–- Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Master of Architecture, 2008

- University of Houston, Houston, TX

Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Environmental Design, 2006 / Summa Cum Laude

- Ghost Lab 2006, Nova Scotia, Canada

Design Build Workshop with Brian MacKay-Lyon: Participated in design and hands-on building construction.

H o n o r s

–- House of the Month, 2016

Shotgun Chameleon in built residential category awarded by Architectural Record Magazine.

- Texas Society of Architect Studio Award, 2016

This O House in un-built project category awarded by Texas Society of Architect.

- Houston Mayor’s Award, 2016

Honorable Mention awarded to 2016 UH Graduate Design Build Studio project by Houston Mayor’s office.

- Texas Society of Architect Studio Award, 2014

Inbox House in un-built project category awarded by Texas Society of Architect.

- Houston Mayor’s Award, 2015

Honorable Mention awarded to 2015 UH Graduate Design Build Studio project by Houston Mayor’s office.

- Outstanding Project, 2008

American School & University Educational Interiors Showcase (project at Brave Architecture).

- International Competition Winner, 2006

New Housing Prototype in New Orleans: Competition organized by Architectural Record and Tulane University.

–- Special Mention, 2007

Evolo Housing Competition

- Juried Design Award / Fifth Year Design Project, 2006

College of Architecture, University of Houston

- Merit Award, 2006

Academic Performance, American Institute of Architecture

- Commencement Ceremony Salutatorian, 2006

College of Architecture, University of Houston

- Outstanding Academic Performance Award, 2000

Lim Kok Wing Institute of Creative Technology, Malaysia

P u b l i c a t i o n

–- Architectural Record

Miriam, Sitzs. "Perspective: House of the Month", (January, 2016), pp. 35. Online: http://www.architecturalrecord.com

–- Architectural Record

Russell, James. "Rebuilding after Katrina: Building a Better Gulf South", (June 2006), pp. 112-129.

–- Architectures CREE

Trelcat, Sophie. " Le vernaculaire revisite ", (June & July, 2016), pp. 80-89.

-  Arch Daily

"Shotgun Chameleon / ZDES", (February, 2016). Online: http://www.archdaily.com/781611/shotgun-chameleon-zdes

–- Architizer

"Shotgun Chameleon", (June, 2016). Http://architizer.com/feed/q/post_categories:Featured+Project/page:2/

–- Archello

"Shotgun Chameleon", (July, 2016). Http://us.archello.com/en/project/shotgun-chameleon

–- Blur, D3 dialog, international journal of architecture + design

Marinic, Gregory. "Shotgun Chameleon", (June, 2016), pp. 35

–- Curbed

Xie, Jenny. "Eco-Friendly Texas Home ", (February, 2016). Online: http://www.curbed.com/2016/2/10/11030026/sustainable-architecture-modern-homes

–- Design Trend

"Shotgun Chameleon by Houston Architect", (February, 2016). Http://www.designtrends.com/arch-interior/shotgun-style-house.html

–- Dezeen Magazine

Brake, Alan. "Shotgun Chameleon house in Houston is designed to help its owner offset their ", (February, 2016). Online: http://www.dezeen.com/2016/02/19/shotgun-chameleon-house-houston-low-cost-adaptable-family-home-live-

–- Evolo 01 - Housing for the 21st Century

Aiello, Carlo. "Shotgun Chameleon", (Fall 2009), pp. 122.

–- Fresh Daily Inc

Robinson, Dominiq. “The Shotgun Chameleon House Designed To Off-Set Mortgage, Could Become A Future Trend", (February, 2016). http://www.freshdailyinc.net/the-shotgun-chameleon-house-designed-to-off-set-mortgage-could-become-a-future-trend/#more-6794

–- Housely

Ashley, Camille. "Stunning Modern Home Borrows Chameleon Characteristics", (July, 2016). Http://housely.com/stunning-modern-home-chameleon/

–- Houston Chronicle

Ward, Alyson. "Escapes - In the Fourth Ward, Architect builds a modern 'shotgun' house", (21 February, 2016), pp. L5.

–- Inhabitat

Wang, Lucy. "Climate-responsive Shotgun Chameleon helps homeowners save on energy bills and the mortgage", (February, 2016). http://inhabitat.com/climate-responsive-shotgun-chameleon-helps-homeowners-save-on-energy-bills-and-the-mortgage/

–- Society Interiors

Somaiah, Apoorva. "Value for Money", (April, 2016), pp. 64.

–- Swamplot

Gerbode,Christine. "A Glimpse Behind the Shotgun Chameleon’s Adaptable Skin in Fourth Ward", (March, 2016). Http://swamplot.com/a-glimpse-behind-the-shotgun-chameleons-adaptable-skin-in-fourth-ward/2016-03-30/

–- Texas Architect

"Studio Award: In-box House, Houston", (November / December 2014), pp. 28.

–- Texas Architect

Sharpe, Stephen. "Paperwork: Shotgun Chameleon", (November / December 2006), pp. 18.

–- University of Houston Magazine

Emery, Mike. "Designing for Good - UH Architects building better communities", (Spring 2016), pp. 15.

–- Yahoo News

Xie,Jennie. "Eco-Friendly Texas Home Channels New Orleans Shotguns", (February, 2016). https://www.yahoo.com/news/eco-friendly-texas-home-inspired-213723741.html?ref=gs Houston, TX 77019

E x h i b i t i o n s

–- 10th International Venice Architecture Biennale, USA Pavilion

After the Flood: Building on Higher Ground / Venice, Italy / September 10 – November 19, 2006

–- Collaborative Development (CODE), KMUTT City Center

After the Flood: Building on Higher Ground / Bangkok, Thailand / June 19 – August 19, 2007

–- Museo del Canal Interoceanico

After the Flood: Building on Higher Ground / Panama City, Panama / November – December, 2007

–- Architecture and Design Museum (A+D MUSEUM)

After the Flood: Building on Higher Ground / Los Angeles, California / April 18th 2008 – June 28th 2008

–- Lincoln Center, Fordham University

D3 Sketch / New York City, New York / February 21st 2013 – March 20th 2013

P r o f e s s i o n a l   E x p e r i e n c e

–- ZDES Design Build, Houston TX: 05 / 2012 - Present

Design Principal: Responsible for project design production, project permitting, general contracting, and construction administration.

- University of Houston College of Architecture, Houston TX: 05 / 2012 - Present

Adjunct Assistant Professor: Teaching Graduate Architectural Design Studios and Introduction to Architecture courses.

- University of Houston Graduate Design Build Studio, Houston TX: 05/ 2015 – 08/2015

Program Coordinator: Coordinated project permitting, shop drawing production, pre-fabrication and onsite installation.

–- Wonderworks, Houston TX: Summer 2013, 2014 & 2016

Instructor: Teaching pre-college summer architectural design programs for high school students.

–- Laguarda Low Architects, Dallas TX: 11 / 2010 – 02 / 2012

Project Coordinator: Coordinated with client and design team on project design production and construction administration.

- Antoine Predock Architect, Albuquerque NM: 02 / 2009 – 10 / 2010

Project Designer: Responsible for project design, project presentation, construction drawing, and construction administration.

- Longoria / Peters, Houston TX: 12 / 2005 – 10 / 2008

Project Designer: Responsible for design, 3D and physical modeling, and AutoCAD drafting.

- Cornell University, Ithaca NY: 08 / 2007 – 05 / 2008

Teaching assistant: Assisted in program logistic, work critic and grading for first year hand drawing courses.

- Brave / Architecture, Houston TX: 07 / 2006 – 07 / 2007

Intern Architect: Responsible for project design, presentation packet, construction drawings and construction administration.