Master of Architecture
University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
Thesis: “Pattern Process: An Exploration of Non-Architectonic Seams”
Faculty Award for Academic Excellence at the Master’s Level
Ghost Architectural Laboratory, Nova Scotia, Canada
Interdisciplinary Design Summer Intensive
Parsons - The New School, New York, New York
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut
Minor: Architectural Studies
Fellow: Toor Cummings Center for International Studies & the Liberal Arts
Varsity Athlete: Men’s Soccer, Men’s Squash
awards & grants
The Security Products News "New Product of the Year - Mobile Applications". The award program honors the outstanding product development achievements of security equipment manufacturers whose products are considered particularly noteworthy in their ability to improve security. (2016)
American Alliance of Museums MUSE Media and Technology Professional Network Honeysett and Din Student Category Bronze Award.
In recognition of the highest standards of excellence in the use of media & technology, for the hackathon titled "HacktheBox: Re-programming the Museum Experience." (2014)
Private funding for design research on presence technologies application in narrative environments (2014)
Interior Design Educators Council East Regional Chapter Faculty Development Grant (2014)
Faculty Development Grant, Corcoran College of Art + Design (2013, 2014)
AIA-Maryland - Winning Project, “Textile Museum” Graduate Student Design Awards (2008)
IBM Technology Innovation Award of The History Channel’s, “Cities of the Future - Washington DC” Competition. w/ Maryland Urban Research Studio (2008)
WDG Scholarship. UMD School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. (internship declined) (2008)
Competition Winner, “Wrap Map”. Square134 Wallpaper Competition (2008)
Honorable Mention, “New Orleans Housing”. TCA Student Design Competition. w/ Beret Dickson, 2007. Scholarship Award. KCF/SHG Endowment, UMD School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (2007)
Steffian Travel Fellowship. UMD School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (2006)
CISLA Scholar Fellowship, funding ethnographic research in Andalucia region of Spain. Connecticut College (2001-2003)
> Professor of the Practice & Assistant Director of Ethics Lab at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, 2017 – current
Ethics Lab combines ethics education with design thinking to innovate new pathways for addressing complex moral problems. As director, I lead the Lab’s creative projects, design instruction, and outreach efforts. Courses taught focus on creative skills for transdisciplinary ethical challenges, with emphasis on the intersection of social, digital, and civil landscapes.
> Design Director & Product Owner, 2015 – 2017
Lead multi-disciplinary agile teams delivering innovation and value to market through new applications, connected devices, and customer experiences. Developed and launched new mobile, online, and hardware products to 10m worldwide customers, Brivo is the leading cloud-based solution in the physical security industry.
> Brivo Labs — Design Director, 2014 – 2015
Brivo Labs is a business unit of Brivo Systems bringing new areas of innovation to the security industry in the form of social identity, mobile applications, and trust networks. Using social identities, sensor, and data analytics technologies, Brivo Labs transforms how people can interact with the physical world. Responsibilities include: prototype, pilot, and launch new product concepts to test against a variety of use cases; and manage crowd-based development resources to bring new products to market
The George Washington University
> Professorial Lecturer, 2014 – 2017
Master of Exhibition Design program, Corcoran School of the Arts + Design
Topics include: physical & digital experience design, narrative environments in the public realm, incorporating digital UX workflows with spatial design methods, human-centered design principles
University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland
> Instructor, 2011 – 2017
Urban Studies and Planning Graduate Program, School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation
Introduction to design thinking for policy-focused students through the practice of drawing, modeling, and composing ideas visually.
Corcoran College of Art and Design
> Director of First Year Experience, 2013 – 2014
As the new curriculum for all first-year undergraduate students at the Corcoran, First Year Experience is organized by two key student experiences: immediate engagement with their selected discipline’s core studios, and participation in an immersive multi-disciplinary First Year Studio. I reported directly to Provost on program performance, including budget, retention, and coordination of the two-semester First Year Studio courses.
> Assistant Professor of Interior Design & Exhibition Design, 2012 – 2014
> Associate Faculty, 2010 – 2012
Lead Master of Interior Design Thesis program 2011-2014, and taught a variety of courses at all levels in service to innovating program effectiveness and advancing the thought leadership produced. Research topics include: identity technologies expanding the boundaries of interactive experiences; experimental methods of representation and fabrication; narrative environments and performative spaces.
> Co-founder, 2008 – 2014
fourC3 design[+] is a design studio specializing in architectural, print, and web design services. The studio celebrates the collaborative process of design as critical to the success and value of a final product.
Square 134 Architects
> Project Architect, 2009 – 2012
Full architectural service for projects throughout mid-atlantic region, including feasibility analysis, schematic design, design development, and construction administration. Clients included affordable housing organizations, non-profits, and commercial developers.
> Intern Architect, 2009
Caprioglio Associati Studio di Architettura
Washington, DC & Venice, Italy
> Exhibit Designer, 2008 – 2009
Fielding Nair International
Washington, DC Studio
> Architectural Designer, 2008 – 2009
"The Gates" by Christo & Jeanne-Claude
New York City, New York
> Installation Crew, 2005
O'Riordan Migani Architects
> Architectural Intern, 2003 – 2005
"How Can Design Thinking Tackle Complex Moral Problems in Business" invited workshop at “Managing and Teaching Business Ethics: Global Trends and Challenges” at Lassalle Institut, Switzerland. 2018. With Ethics Lab.
"Design Tools for Creative Ethics Education" workshop presented at SXSW EDU, Austin, Texas. 2018. With Ethics Lab.
"Empathy Mapping: Using Design to Develop Creative Pathways for Moral Education" presented at The Association for Practical and Professional Ethics 27th International Conference. 2018. With Dr. Laura Bishop.
"Facebook of Fields, or Farmer's Almanac of the 21 Century..." Ubiquitous Museology Charrette Report, The Omnimuseum Project. 2015. With Michael Burns, et al. http://omnimuseum.org/id49.html Topic: activation of civic realm, networked learning, exhibition as pervasive media.
"Hack the Box: Re-programming the Museum Experience." Re-envisioning Exhibition Design International Forum, University of Arts London. Presentation & Workshop, 2014. With Clare Brown & Krystal Arnett-Henson. Topic: intersection of digital and spatial practice
"Digital Fabrication & Rendering Pedagogies for Interior Design: Merging the Abstract and Corporal through Precision and Intuition [ Or, The Improper Use of Digital Media: A Primer ]." Interior Design Educators Council, National Conference, 2014, New Orleans. With Sydney M. Luken. Topic: digital fabrication, rendering, pedagogy
"DIGITAL [con]ceptions", exhibition curated by Michael A. Ambrose.“[A] Recombining Sequence by Medium Translation.” University of Maryland School of Architecture, traveling exhibition, print & web publication. 2010. With Lisa LaCharité-Lostritto. Topic: digital pedagogy
"Speculative Assemblages of a Digital Process." Arab Society of Computer Aided Architectural Design, Manama, Bahrain, 2009. With Lisa LaCharité-Lostritto. Topic: teaching design methodology.
“enVISIONing Annapolis Charrette”. Maryland Urban Research Studio. Annapolis, Maryland, 2008. Graduate Researcher.
"ground work/s: Cities of the Future - Washington Charrette". Maryland Urban Research Studio. College Park, Maryland, 2008. Graduate Researcher.
_module, Issue One. co-founder, chief editor. Critical independent student publication & exhibition by the student body of the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, 2007.
_module, Pilot. co-founder, editor in chief. Critical independent student publication & exhibition by the student body of the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, 2006.
why module. _module, College Park, Maryland. 2007.
the unofficial beer & poetry club experiment. _module, College Park, Maryland. 2006.
presentations & publications
Georgetown University, Washington DC
classes produced by Ethics Lab
PHIL-108 Data Ethics, 2017 (w/ Prof. Elizabeth Edenberg)
PHIL-110 Social Media & Democracy, 2017-2018 (w/ Profs. Maggie Little & Elizabeth Edenberg)
CCT-708 International Comparative Privacy & Surveillance, 2018 (w/ Prof. Meg Leta Jones)
[various instructional workshops on ethics & design thinking throughout all schools and levels of the university]
Corcoran College of Art + Design, Washington DC
ID 7900 Interior Design Thesis, 2011-2013
ID 7800 Pro-Thesis Seminar, 2012-2014
ID 7310 Advanced Digital Graphics, 2011, 2014
ID 6210 Intermediate Digital Graphics, 2010-2013
ID 6000 Summer Studio (for incoming graduate students), 2014
EX 6120 Methods of Visual Representation, 2013-2015
FN 1090 First Year Studio 1 (all BFA students), Coordinator, 2013
FN 1091 First Year Studio 2 (all BFA students), Coordinator, 2014
Various Directed Studies on advanced topics of non-traditional learning environments, digital media
The George Washington University
CEX6120 Advanced Methods of Visual Representation (Exhibition Design), 2016-2017
University of Maryland, College Park
URSP688K Urban Design Software (Graduate Urban Studies & Planning, Historic Preservation), 2011-2015, 2017
ARCH400 Undergraduate Design Studio 1 (Architecture), 2008
ARCH170 Introduction to the Built Environment (Architecture), 2007-2008
Discovering Architecture Summer Program (Architecture), 2008
Guest Design Critic / Juror
The Boston Architectural Center (Lostritto studio)
The Catholic University of America (thesis jury, Lawrence studios)
Corcoran College of Art + Design (various juries)
Maryland Institute College of Art (Scharmen, Lopez studios)
Marymount College (annual student show juror)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Lostritto studio)
Morgan State University (Lian studios)
Rhode Island School of Design (Lostritto studio)
The University of Maryland (various juries, including Ambrose, Eisenbach, and Williams studios)
Mentor, Senior Practicum, “Sustainable School Campus." Annapolis Area Christian School. Severn MD. 2008-2009.
Teaching Assistant, English (foreign language, elementary through high-school levels). Centro Norteamericano - Seville, Spain.
Fall 2001 & Summer 2002.
User Experience Professionals Association - DC Chapter
> conference proposal review committee, 2016
American Alliance of Museums
> MUSE Honeysett & Din Student Award jury, 2014 – 2015
Interior Design Educator's Council - East Region
> grant jury, 2013-2014
Grade Episcopal Day School - Kensington, MD
> Member, Board of Governors, 2011 – 2015
During this period the board completed a Head of School search and newest round of strategic planning, increased philanthropic giving, and grew enrollment. As buildings & grounds committee leader, I led Board coordination with the administration's sustainability planning, and oversaw campus consolidation project.
> Buildings & Grounds Committee, 2005-2015
> History & Publication Committee, 2008-2009
> Campus Expansion Committee, 2007-2008
Corcoran College of Art + Design
> First Year Experience planning committee
> Curriculum Committee (college and programs)
> various institutional transition strategy committees
> SCS curriculum committee (graduate Liberal Arts)
University of Maryland - School of Architecture
> School of Architecture curriculum committee (graduate representative)
American Alliance of Museums
American Institute of Architects (Associate AIA) (current)
Green Building Certificate Institute (LEED Green Associate)
Society for Experiential Graphic Design (current)
User Experience Professionals Association