In 1998, I graduated from Texas A&M; with a degree in Environmental Design and immediately began working for TeamHaas Architects. There, I had the opportunity to work on four award winning projects and one Austin Energy Green Building project. In 2003, I joined Noack-Little Architects. At NLA I had the opportunity to work with many non-profits such as Goodwill, People Fund, and Travis Assocation for the Blind. In 2007, I joined Bercy Chen Studio. As the lead architect and construction manager at a design build firm, I've been able to further expand my skill set. In addition to growing as an architect, I'm now well versed in estimation, bidding, construction scheduling, material orders, and construction crew management and safety. Being responsible for the design and construction has giving me a unique ability to weigh all of the consequences of any design decision. Through the 10+ years of experience I've come to specialize in large scale renovations, institutional facilities, industrial facilities, retail, and corporate interiors.
In addition to my more traditional professional endeavors, I believe that architects should use their influence and skills to make a positive change in our community. Acting on that belief, in September of 2006, my co-worker and I formed an Austin Chapter of Architecture for Humanity. In the few years the chapter has been active, we have worked on a purely volunteer basis to offer our services to communities around the globe. We are currently working with groups in Indonesia, Mexico, and Austin to provide better living conditions and stronger, more sustainable communities through pro-bono architectural services. In addition to providing a unique perspective to my work, leading this chapter has enhanced my skills as a design team leader.
Building Specialities: Renovation, Commercial Office, Corporate Interiors, Multi-Family Residential, Institutional, and Industrial