Education

  • M.Arch, 2010
    School of Architecture, University of Texas,
    Austin, Texas
  • B.S. in Architectural Studies, 2004
    School of Architecture, University of Texas,
    Austin, Texas
  • Additional Coursework:
    Columbia University GSAPP (2004-2005)
    The Liturgical Institute, University of St Mary of the Lake, Mundelein (2015)

Publications

Teaching Experience

  • Seminar Instructor, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, The University of Texas at Austin
    “The Spirit and Shape of Church Architecture”
    Spring 2015, Spring 2016
  • Seminar Instructor, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, The University of Texas at Austin
    “Modern Architecture & the Digital Revolution” (with Ellen Hunt)
    Spring 2014, Winter 2015
  • Teaching Assistant, School of Architecture, University of Texas at Austin
    “Architecture and Society,” Larry Speck
    Fall 2007, Spring 2008, Fall 2008, Spring 2009
    “Creative Problem Solving,” Larry Speck
    Spring 2010
  • Studio Instructor Summer Academy in Architecture, University of Texas at Austin
    Summer 2008
  • Studio Design Assistant, School of Architecture, University of Texas at Austin
    Design II, Smilja Milovanovic-Bertram
    Spring 2008
  • Course Discussion Board Admin, School of Architecture, University of Texas at Austin
    "Comparative Value," "American Dream," "AREA-ER," Steve Ross
    2007-2017

Conference Papers, Lectures, Tours

  • “Expanded Practice: Architect-Led Development,” Texas Society of Architects Convention, November 2018
  • “Mutual Enrichment of Prescriptive and Descriptive Liturgies in the ‘Cathedral of All Times,’” Californial Baptist University CAVAD Architecture Symposium, October 2018
  • “Architects make the best clients - Case Study Continuation of Architects as Developers,” Panelist, AIA Austin Summer Conference, August 2018
  • "Roundtable: Religion in Architectural History: Challenges and Opportunities", Panelist
    Society of Architectural Historians Conference, St Paul, MN, 2018
  • “A House of Prayer for All People - David Graeber’s All Faiths Chapel”, Tour Guide and Speaker
    MidTexMod Tour & Lecture, March 2018
  • "Sacred Precincts in the 21st Century" (Chinmaya Mission Austin & Congregation Agudas Achim), Tour Guide and Coordinator, Texas Society of Architects Convention, November 2017
  • "Typology in Sacred Architecture", Lecturer
    Prairie View A&M University School of Architecture, February 2016
  • “Mentorship Forum”, Speaker
    with Danny Rigg, Texas Society of Architects Convention, November 2013, November 2014, November 2015
  • “Austin’s Mid-century Masterpiece: Saving Saint Martin’s”, Lectuer
    Goldsmith Talks, University of Texas at Austin, September 2015
  • “St Martin’s Evangelical Lutheran Church”, Tour Guide and Speaker
    MidTexMod Tour, Austin, Texas, May 2015
  • “Milton Ryan and the Domestic Modern Church”, Speaker
    Docomomo Tour Day, San Antonio, Texas, October 2014
  • “Pugin @ 200: From Polemics to Principles”, Presenter
    with Timothy Parker, Texas Society of Architects Convention, October 2012
  • “Space as Mediator in Saint Paul, Bow Common”, Paper Session Speaker
    Beliefs, Concepts and Things: Materiality & the Immaterial – Eighth Annual World Art Postgraduate Symposium, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK, May 2009

Additional Conferences Attended:

  • Modernism on the Prairie, Docomomo US National Symposium, Minneapolis, MN, 2015
  • Society of Architectural Historians Annual International Conference, Austin, TX, 2014
  • Liturgy and Sacred Space: Architecture for Divine Worship in the 21st Century, De Tiltenberg, The Netherlands, 2012

Professional Credentials

  • Registered Architect, State of Texas & AIA Member
  • LEED AP BD+C

Professional Employment

  • Architect / Project Manager, Bercy Chen Studio
    Development Project Manager, Cambrian Development
    March 2016 - Present

  • Data and Asset Manager, Alchemy Systems
    January 2011 – Mar 2016; Summer 2009
    Austin, Texas

  • Architectural Designer, NBBJ
    March 2005 – August 2006; Summer 2004
    Seattle, Washington

Independent Experience

  • Church-building Researcher & Designer for Liturgy, Locus Iste
    May 2006 – Present
    Austin, Texas

Organizational Memberships

  • AIA / Texas Society of Architects / AIA Austin
  • Architecture, Culture & Spirituality Forum
  • Christians in the Visual Arts
  • docomomo_us / MidTexMod
  • Interfaith Design
  • Preservation Austin
  • Preservation Texas
  • Society for the Arts in Religious and Theological Studies
  • Society of Architectural Historians
  • USGBC Texas