Bachelor of Architecture, College of Architecture, University of Minnesota, 1995
American Institute of Architects
LEED AP Building Design + Construction
Awards + Honors
2012 AIA Housing Award, Multifamily Housing, Optima Camelview Village(while at Optima)
2011 Chicago Anthenaeum, International Architecture Award, Best New Global Design, Camelview Village (while at Optima)
2010 AIA Chicago, Citation of Merit, Camelview Village (while at Optima)
2010 Arabian Property Award for Architecture, Mideast Region, Masdar Headquarters, International Property Awards
2009 AIA Arizona, Honor Award, Camelview Village (while at Optima)
2008 Construction Week Awards, Sustainable Design Award, Masdar Headquarters
Environmental Award, Cityscape Architectural Awards, Masdar Headquarters
2008 Green Project of the Year, Middle East Architect Awards, Masdar Headquarters
Sustainable Design Award, Construction Week Awards, Masdar Headquarters
Presentations + Publications
International Association of Lighting Designers Judge, January 2009
"Taming the beast of bigness" (review of McCormick Place addition by architecture critic Blair Kamin), Chicago Tribune, August 2007
"How do you define 'escape'? Perhaps a space that provides a sense of peace rather than duty," Chicago Tribune, May 2004
Major projects at Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture:
The next tallest building in the world, this multi-use Tower will feature a luxury hotel, office space, serviced apartments, luxury condominiums and the world’s highest observatory. Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
138 m mixed-use tower includes four levels below grade for retail, parking and support areas. The tower features residential, office and retail at ground and higher levels. Sustainable elements include district cooling, solar hot water, energy-efficient lighting and equipment, a greywater system and highly efficient HVAC and MEP Systems. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Mixed-use 74.5 m and 105 m residential and office towers consisting of 5,612 sm of area. The program includes four to five below-grade levels for partial storage, parking and support areas. Sustainable elements include district cooling, solar hot water, energy-efficient lighting and equipment, a greywater system and highly efficient HVAC and MEP Systems. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Private Chicago Residence
Renovation and addition of single family home, based on the reversal of natural light relationships between the interior and exterior spaces. Material section based on life cycle assessments which yield more durable and VOC free materials for the life of the project . Chicago, Illinois
Kellogg School of Management
Competition design for new global center for Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Scheme features state of the art learning environments, grand gathering spaces with views of Lake Michigan and a number of faculty and administrative offices. Evanston, Illinois
Jinan Pullman Competition
Interior design concept for Jinan Pulimen Super High Rise Competition. Interiors promote a modern, active lifestyle by providing a high level of amenities, including a swimming pool, fitness center and multipurpose entertainment room. A light-filled plaza at the base of the atrium provides access to all units. Jinan, China
Beijing Franshion Development
Master planning, architectural and interior design of mixed-use development in Beijing’s Central Business District featuring residential, retail, educational and recreational facilities along with extensive landscaping. Beijing, China
Positive energy building (generating more energy than it consumes) in zero-carbon, zero-waste city outside of Abu Dhabi. Project includes office and residential space, retail, transit circulation and incorporates landscaped green space. Masdar City at Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
The Grand Boulevard
Residential complex, part of Burj Dubai development, includes luxury residences, retail and office space. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Event space for the Armani Spa Hotel at Burj Khalifa development. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Federation of Korean Industries
50 story, 240 meter tower in downtown Seoul will provide the headquarters for the Federation of Korean Industries. The Class A office building also includes dining facilities, theater and conference center and rooftop garden. Seoul, Korea
At previous employers:
Scottsdale, Arizona - 1,700,000 sq. ft. Multi use Residential condominiums with dedicated health club and commercial spaces. Project is composed of 11 all glass buildings with floating stone panels and cantilevered green roofs at every unit. The 14 acre project site just north of downtown Scottsdale includes retail and office spaces at grade, a health club that includes an indoor 75 foot swimming pool, exercise room, basketball and racquetball court. The development includes a sales center, management offices and a business center for unit owners. Exterior features include multiple water features, 2 outdoor swimming pools and a dedicated public right of way promenade. All parking for this project is completely underground.
McCormick Place West
Chicago, Illinois - 2,300,000 sq. ft., $900,000,000
Meeting room and Exposition expansion for McCormick Place. The project included 128,000 sf of meeting rooms, a 100,000 sf ballroom, 470,000 sf of Exposition space and 2 restaurant spaces.
1212 South Michigan
Chicago, Illinois - 25,000 sq. ft., $2,000,000 - Building Renovation. Project Architect for this renovation of an existing 30 floor residential high rise. Public areas were upgraded and a canopy was attached to the existing structure over a re-configured car drop-off along Michigan Avenue. Other building design issues included re-painting the entire building, renovation of the elevators, addition of new interior & exterior signage and upgrading of finishes in the gymnasium space. Interior spaces have been reconfigured and consolidated to create a future restaurant space. Responsibilities included design, construction documentation, consultant coordination, permit review and construction administration.
Chicago, Illinois - 1,400,000 sq. ft. Architect for building roof, common areas, multi-tenant floors, and the building management office. Responsible for reviewing tenant improvement documents for owner approval.
Goyang Convention Center
Goyang, Korea. New convention and exhibition center for Suburban Seoul. The center includes five convention halls, numerous small meeting rooms, an information center, cafeteria, and a ballroom.
Chicago Park District
Chicago, Illinois - 120,000 sq. ft., $9,000,000. Relocation of the Park District's corporate headquarters to the Time Life Building. Responsible for the construction documents, permit process & review, field verification, consultant coordination, shop drawing review and construction administration. Project included extensive millwork, consultant coordination, and significant schedule constraints.
600 West Chicago
Chicago, Illinois – 1,700,000 sq. ft. – Exterior & Interior Renovation. Redevelopment of the former Montgomery Wards catalog warehouse into a hub for established high-tech companies. Scope of project included the development of office support spaces, retail, and river walk areas to be accessed by the public. Responsibilities included documentation of the building, coordination of consultants, historic preservation issues, design of the leasing office, demolition packages and project documentation.
Bang & Olufsen B1 Stores
14 locations throughout the United States– 1,000 to 2,000 sq. ft. - Retail Build Outs. Job Captain on the team that created a new retail image for Bang & Olufsen North America. Responsible for concept design that included the development of a "kit of parts" for all future stores. Responsibilities included store design, documentation, construction administration for several locations and marketing photography for Gensler.