The past four years have been quite a ride!  I have worked on a myriad of Healthcare projects around the Bay Area and across the United States while working at the SmithGroup.  My primary focus has been on Medical Office Buildings; my responsibilities range from hopping on a project for an afternoon of detailing to acting as a Project Architect for small clinics.  I have been challenged to grow my both my architectural capabilities and my people skills.  I have developed my modeling and documentation proficiency and expanded my personal network across the United States.  Overall, I have thoroughly enjoyed working on healthcare design. [email protected]
Since graduating in spring of 2018, I have been working at Neumann Monson Architects. Although my studio’s work is not directly related to healthcare, I find my experience in the program to be invaluable. The healthcare studios, especially with reference to evidence-based design, have given me unique perspective on architecture. [email protected]
While the Health and Wellness program was primarily focused on healthcare, I also gained experience in mixed-use and residential projects through my internship at HDR Architecture. This helped me realize that I was more drawn to the residential and mixed-use sector. I’ve now been at KTGY Architecture + Planning for over five years working on both of those. It’s important to apply the lessons learned through the Health and Wellness program to our residential designs, as we create spaces people will interact with every day. This makes the work meaningful and rewarding! The project shown is Downtown Superior in Superior, CO (courtesy of KTGY). [email protected]
In 2015 I interned at Lawrence Group and worked on a senior living project called Allegro – Richmond Heights, built in St. Louis Missouri. After graduation in December 2016, I moved to Denver, Colorado and started working at Rosemann & Associates. Over the past three years I’ve worked on historic preservation, low-income housing, hospitality, market-rate apartments, student housing, and senior living. I’m most proud of my work on HarborChase of South Oklahoma City, a 112-unit community which serves both Assisted Living and Memory Care residents (project shown, photo credit Aneka Interiors). I consider myself very lucky to work on the project from initial design to completion. [email protected]
The H&W program gave me an invaluable glimpse into the world of healthcare architecture. While many facets in healthcare design exist, those covered in the program proved beneficial to positioning myself for practice in the field. Additionally, I attribute achieving my Evidence Based Design accreditation and certification to the program!  The project shown is the SoLe Mia Medical Center at the University of Miami (courtesy of Perkins and Will). [email protected]