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Rice University, Houston, TX; M.Arch; Jan. 2009, GPA: 3.8

Columbia University, New York Ny, the Shape of Two cities, program 2000-2001

Carleton College, Northfield, MN; B.A. Art History, 2003


Professional Architecture Experience:

Architect // Gensler Houston, Mixed Use Studio // October ’14 – current

Design Director, Visual Communications Team // PDR Houston Tx, Associate // June ‘09 – October ’14

Eisenman Architects, NYC // 1996-1999

Silver Architecture, NYC // Summer 2008

Metalab, Houston TX // Oct 08 – March ‘09

The Office of James Burnett, Houston Tx // Summer 2008


Additional Professional Experience:

Expanded Environment (previously Animal Architecture) // Founder and Creative Director, May 2008.The Expanded Environment is a nonprofit 501c3 organization devoted to demonstrating alternate ways of responsibly and synthetically integrating biological and ecological agents into the built world. Its goal is to assist governments, municipalities, provinces, organizations, businesses, and individuals to understand, appreciate and envision a more productive relationship between architectural and biological systems.

Caroline Collective // Co-Founder, Director and COO,  July 2008Houston’s first and one of the World’s largest coworking spaces. Strategic planning, book-keeping, marketing, capital improvement, and sales.

C2 Creative // Co-Founder and Vice President, July 2009A non-profit incubator and small business resource center for Houston’s creative



ENR Texas and Louisiana 20 Under 40, Engineering Record Magazine, 2016.

Houston 40 under 40, Houston Business Journal 2015

Emerging Design Leader, 2013 – Design Futures Council

Associate Member of the Year, 2013 – Architecture Center Foundation, AIA Houston Chapter

Presidential Citation, Architecture Center Foundation, AIA Houston Chapter “For dedication and Leadership as Chair of the Membership Committee (2010, 2011)

R.D.A. Houston Initiatives Grant Award ($2,500), Urban Aeries, 2010

SBL, C2 Creative Start-up Grant, ($3,500) Oct, 2009

Architecture tuition award, Rice University 2005-2008

John T. Mitchell Travel Grant ($6,500), Rice University, summer 2007

Technos Invitational Travel grant ($3,000), Carleton College, 2000


Exhibited Work:

Bio-City; Lawndale Art Center Houston TX, Janary – June 2016

Venice Biennial, Palazzo Bembo, Invitation to exhibit work, June 2014

“Planter+Bench” Lawndale Arts Fair, Houston Texas, May 2012

“Purch at Russ Pitman Park”, It’s a phase, Russ Pitman Park, Houston Texas, Spring 2012

“Poly-Lawn-Dale”, Lawndale Arts Center, Houston Tx, Jan22 – Feb 27th 2010

“Big Prints” Monoprint show. Rice U., Media Center and Gallery, 2008

“Renewable Pavilion Installation.” Carleton College, Northfield MN


Published Work:

“Return. Renew. Reunion” Carleton College Alum. publication, 2008

Columbia University’s G.S.A.P 2002; Featured student work

Texas Architect Magazine, January 2010, S.P.A.C.E and Solar Pod

Everything Must Move, 15 Years at Rice School of Architecture 1994-2009

Rice Working 06-08; Collected work Rice School of Architecture

AD Magazine, 2009, June-July “Potential Futures.”


Written Work:

“The Cross-Species Design Imperative,” Lexicon der Mensch / Tierbeziehungen. Ed Arriana Ferrari, Klaus Petrus, July 2014

“Thoughts on Cross-Species Design Collaboration,” Texas Architect Magazine, Online, November 2013

“Messmate Codesigners,” Conference paper in ACSA proceedings, March 2013

“Inner Space: James Turrell’s new Skyspace lands in Houston”, Arts and Culture Magazine, Houston; June 2012

“Civic Reinvention; The Julia Ideson Library Renovation”, Arts and Culture Magazine, Houston; May 2012

“Moments of Respite; Understated Elegance Triumphs in Yoshio Taniguchi’s Asia Society Texas Center”, Arts and Culture Magazine, Houston; Feb. 2012

“Scaffolding City” Bracket Journal Goes Soft, Archinect, Spring 2012,

“Factory Farmed Architecture” Bracket Journal On Farming, Archinect, Spring 2010,

“Unhandable Handedness; Notes on Hensility, comprehension and language,” Manifold Magazine 2, Spring 2009, Rice University

“Interview with Jesse Reiser,” Manifold Magazine 3, Winter 2009, Rice University

“Resonpose to Whiting / Witte,” Manifold Magazine 4, Contributing Editor Spring 2010, Rice University

“Sitegeist” Lecture Series; The Architectural League, 2005

Houstonist Staff Contributor Fall 2007 .


Freelance and Contract Design Work:

Sunset Settings, Houston TX // Print design and graphic design work, 2010 through current

Nehemiah Center,  Houston TX // Re-design of existing courtyard and playground. Completed, summer 2008

Renewable Reunion Pavilion for Carleton College, Northfield Mn. Completion, summer 2008


Juries, Reviews and Speaking Engagements:

“Urban Umwelt,” Untaming Urban Symposium, Fenner School, Australia National University, December 2016

Intersections 2016, Habitecture Panelist, Houston Texas, November 2016

University of Toronto, Habitecture Workshop, Keynote Address, Feb. 07 2016

Gulf Coast Green, “Anthro-Eccentric Design,” Featured Speaker, March 2015

University of Northern Iowa, “Art, Architecture, Animal,” invited speaker Sept. 2014

Southeastern College of Art Conference, “Design with Animals in the Expanded Environment,” paper presenter, Oct. 2014

University of Houston, Hines School of Architecture, final jury review, Guest Critic, Johnson Spring 2014

Charter 100, Invited Speaker, Feb. 2014

HCC, Invited Speaker, March 2014

Brightwork Houston, Invited Speaker, March 2014

Syracuse University, Invited Lecture for M.Arch Program Course Conducted by R. Ludwig, March 2014

TEDxHouston Speaker, October 2013

ACSA Yearly Gathering, New Constellations/New Ecologies, March 2012

PechaKucha Houston Chapter Volume 3 Speaker, August 2010

LSU Landscape School of Architecture, Guest Critic for Wes Michaels, Fall Semester Final Review, 2013

LSU Landscape School of Architecture, Guest Critic for Forbes Lipschitz, Fall Semester Final Review, 2013

Rice University School of Architecture, Guest Critic for Bhatia/Hight, Fall Semester, 2010

Rice University School of Architecture, Guest Critic for Bhatia, Fall Semester 2011

Rice University School of Architecture, Guest Critic, for Geiser, Spring Semester, 2012

University of Houston IDSA Design Odyssey Guest Juror, November 2011


Reviews, Write-ups and Commentary:

“Thinking Inside the Box with BioCity” Sarah Douglas, Houstonia, 1/26/16

“The Expanded Environment’s ‘BioCity is a big idea with an even bigger payoff” Susie Tommaney, Houston Press, 1/25/16

“BioCity” Houston Matters on KUHF 88.7FM  interview with Paige Phelps, 1/28/16

“Creatures of Habitat” Michael Hoinski; The New York Times, 1/27/12

“Inside the world of Animal Architecture; From a Casion that welcomes bats to a farm on wheels”, Tyler Rudick; Culture Map Houston, 1/23/12

“My Client the Brown Bear”, Maik Novotny; Der Standard, Germany 9/2011

“Entering a Desing Competition? Contest Jury Members Share Insights about Design. Interivew with Ned Dodington”,, 11/11.

“Interview with Ned Dodington”, Ren Wan; Ming Magazine, Beijing China, 8/2011

“An arts lover turns one and gets Houston as her gift”, Nancy Wozny: CultureMap Houston, 11/18/2010

“Artists and their day jobs” Nancy Wozny: CultureMap Houston, 02/18/2010

“At Caroline Collective, coworking movement thrives and takes a new direction” Tyler Rudick: CultureMap Houston, 10/16/2011