I was raised in the air-conditioned suburbs of Las Vegas. With a lifelong passion for art, I became interested in architecture when I visited Rome and Athens in high school. While studying architecture in Las Vegas and Turin, Italy, I learned the symbiotic relationship a building must share with its site and climate. Accepted to RISD with a fellowship, I seek to combine my artistic intuition with a pragmatic design sense to bring cities, buildings, books, and art into fruition.
Architecture, as I see it, is the result of an obsessive process to sensibly craft space. It requires a mental dexterity which is both calculative and intuitive. The architect must articulate questions, which leads to more questions, ad infinitum. It is a peculiar discipline as few could contemplate architecture without physically experiencing it. While software has increased our technical precision, nothing compares to the physical realization of an idea.