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Architectural Record, November 2010, The Israel Museum, JCDA
Architectural Lighting Magazine, August 2010, Light Matters: Sensitive Apertures
New York Times Magazine, May 2010, Domesticities I The Immaterial World: Creekside House, BCJ
Architect Magazine, March 2010, Far More Than Skin Deep: Sensitive Apertures
Transmaterial 3, 2010, Sensitive Apertures
Architectural Record, October 2002, Shop (Up)lifting: Apple SoHo, BCJ
New York Times (Critic's Notebook), July 2002, In it's New House, Apple Goes Bauhaus, BCJ


Registered Architect, State of Arizona
Richard Kelly Grant, 2011, IESNA New York
Archon Fellow, University of Arizona
Clark Memorial Travelling Scholarship Recipient, University of Arizona (view sketches)
US Design Patent contributor for glass staircase (pdf)
Henry Adams Medal, Cal Poly


Montalba Architects, Santa Monica, spring 2010 - present, Architect

Malibu Restaurants,   Malibu, CA   2008 - 2010

Two ground-up restaurants on Carbon Beach. Under Construction.


wHY Architecture, Culver City, fall 2008 - 2010, Architect

Malibu House,   Malibu, CA   2008 - 2010

A 40,000 sq.ft. single family home designed by Tadao Ando. wHY served as Architect of Record for this project and my involvement began during the construction administration phase. As project architect, I focused on exterior enclosure detail which involved coordination with the Ando design office, the contractor, and the structural engineer.

The Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY   2009 - 2010

As project manager for this major expansion to the Speed Art Museum, I collaborated on design ideas and helped to develop the project through the completion of schematic design by working closely with the client, design engineers, and the local architect.


Carpenter/Lowings Architecture and Design, London, fall 2007, Design Architect

Various projects

Developed perceptual and material studies for a glass fin facade, cable-suspended glass screen, and cantilevering steel and glass windscreens. Transmittance, reflectivity, perspectival anamorphosis, and moiré phenomena were explored in parallel with structural performance. Presented design work to the client, Land Securities, the largest development contractor in London.

James Carpenter Design Assoc., New York, summer 2007, Design Architect

Israel Museum expansion, Jerusalem

Created and coordinated consistent construction document detailing languages for various systems including fabric shade canopies, stairs, glass guardrails, entrances, and translucent skylights. Presented design proposals to the client, the Director of the Israel Museum (former director of MOMA New York City).

Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, San Francisco, 2000 - 2006, Design Architect

Creekside House,   Woodside, CA   2003 - 2006

A 10,000 sq.ft. single family custom home. As one of three project architects, I focused on the design and execution of the building envelope which included wood siding and various glazing systems. In addition to being responsible for coordination of the MEP scope, I presented design schemes to the client's representative on a weekly basis.

Apple Computer Flagship Retail Stores   2001 - 2003

As part of the design team for the Apple stores, I prepared schematic and design development presentations for review with the client. Once the conceptual design was solidified, I concentrated on the development and execution of the stainless steel and glass specialties. I also managed interactions with project engineer, fabricator, and contractor, and worked at each location to review progress and resolve details.

SoHo, New York City   10 months

Glass staircase with stainless-steel fittings that resulted in a U.S. Patent. Glass bridge using structural glass for floor support and guardrails. 70 ft. long skylight constructed of 8x12 ft. glass panels, supported by stainless-steel frames with kingpost and tension rods. (flickr photos)

North Michigan Avenue, Chicago   10 months

Refined skylight, glass bridge and stair from original SoHo project, and played a larger role in construction administration. (flickr photos)

Ginza, Tokyo   10 months

Dual-skin glass façade with open-joint, rain-screen system in front of floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, bead-blasted stainless steel panel façade, and glass elevator with stainless steel fittings. (flickr photos)

Linear House,   Woodside, CA   2000

Participated in the schematic design of this unbuilt single family home. Built study and presentation models.


Master of Architecture, 2008
University of Arizona, Tucson
Emerging Material Technologies concentration in light and perception (thesis pdf)
magna cum laude

Bachelor of Architecture, 2000
California State Polytechnic Institute, San Luis Obispo
Virginia Tech Urban Studies Program, Alexandria, 1998-1999
magna cum laude


Graphics - Adobe CS3
Digital modelling - Rhino, Autocad, Sketchup
Digital Rendering – Maxwell