Deputy Construction Manager - Architecture
In my last year of a two year Masters of Architecture, I am currently exploring ways that ideas from the reACT home can be applied to University of Maryland’s campus for my thesis - particularly concepts of recapturing waste heat and consolidation of MEP. My interest in performative architecture has always been what makes a building tick, and I have always approached architectural design from a standpoint many would call engineering based. The Solar Decathlon has provided me with the unforgettable opportunity of seeing a multidisciplinary process unfold first hand - the collaboration of engineers and architects (among other professions) is a must, reinforcing my stipulation that the line between these two fields should be blurred. I will be applying lessons learned from the Decathlon for years to come - my future in architectural practice has likely been shaped by this event.