Selected Projects

  • Bushwick Townhouse
    Renovation of a late-1800's three-family townhouse in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
  • St. Marks
    Renovation of and addition to a historic mansion in Crown Heights, Brooklyn to create 70 units of social housing.
  • Essex
    14-story 13,000 square meter mixed-use building on Manhattan's Lower East Side, with medical offices, community facility, retail, and 100 units of affordable senior housing. The project received an Excellence in Mixed-Use Development award from the Urban Land Institute.
  • Bergen
    5,300 square meter 90-unit social housing building in Brooklyn.
  • The Domenech
    Construction administration for a seven-story, 72-unit senior housing building in Brooklyn. The project received a Building Brooklyn Award for Affordable Housing.
  • Unofficial Guide to New York Penn Station
    Online guide for passengers and visitors with diagrams and directories.
  • NYC Neighborhood Research & Development Map
    Web application to aggregate and map property-related data from city and state agencies.
  • WebGIS.net
    Development of a web-based geographic information system.

Curriculum Vitae

  • Education

  • Chalmers Tekniska Högskola (Chalmers University of Technology), Gothenburg Sweden
    2018 - 2020
    MSc, Arkitektur och planering för hållbar framtid (Architecture and Planning Beyond Sustainability)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg Virginia
    1995 - 2000
    Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch)
  • Prior Experience & Activities

  • Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
    Master's Student
    • Housing and welfare regimes, housing affordability.
    • Social inclusion through participatory design and co-creation.
    • Urban morphology, space syntax, and spatial analysis.
    • Agroforestry and permaculture.
    • Urban transformation / urban hybrids of architecture, landscape, and infrastructure.
  • Dattner Architects, New York City
    Project Architect, new affordable, supportive, and market-rate housing
    • Design, documentation, and construction administration.
    • Conducted meetings with clients, engineers, consultants, and contractors.
    • Reviewed compliance with zoning, building code, and sustainability requirements.
    • Coordinated with regulatory and funding agencies, including the NYC Dept. of Buildings, NYC Dept. of City Planning, NYC Dept. of Housing Preservation and Development, NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission, New York State Dept. of Homes and Community Renewal, and New York State Office of Mental Health.
    • Member of the firm’s Sustainable Practice Group, a committee of employees developing and supporting sustainability initiatives within the organization.
  • Jonathan Kirschenfeld Architect, New York City
    Architectural Designer and Project Manager, new affordable and supportive housing
    • Managed construction administration and prepared new design proposals.
    • Met regularly on site with clients, builders, and agency representatives.
    • Reviewed submittals, shop drawings, and requisitions for payment.
    • Conducted building walk-throughs and issued field reports.
    • Coordinated filings with the NYC Department of Buildings and other agencies.
  • Architecture for Humanity, New York City Chapter
    Steering Committee Member, Director of Communications, and Project Coordinator
    • Managed website development and communication with members and supporters.
    • Lead a project team providing pro-bono design assistance to a community development group in the South Bronx.
  • James McCullar & Associates Architects, New York City
    Architectural Designer and Project Manager
    • Design, documentation, and construction administration for new multifamily affordable housing in New York City.
  • Habitat for Humanity, New York City Chapter
    Skilled Construction Leader
    • Instructed unskilled volunteers and assisted with residential construction projects in New York City.
  • David Varnish Architects, New York City
    Architectural Designer and Project Manager
    • Single-family residential, apartment interiors and commercial space in New York, Connecticut and New Jersey.
  • Anderson & Associates Consulting Engineers, Blacksburg Virginia
    Web & GIS Developer, Renderer, CAD Drafter
    • Developed web-based geographic information systems, internet applications, and database-driven websites for municipal and corporate clients.
    • Drafter and 3D renderer for transportation and land development projects.
  • Skills

  • Revit, AutoCAD, SketchUp, COMcheck QGIS, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, HTML, Final Cut Pro
  • License & Certification

  • Registered Architect, New York State
    Certified Passive House Designer