Expertise DescriptionI have more than 15 years in the construction industry with a specialized focus on Residential Architecture and Design including renovations, remodels, interior alterations, additions, and new construction projects. I am an expert on complicated permitting issues, application of the International Residential Code, implementation of Computer Aided Drafting, and the development of design, permit, and construction drawings. Additional design experience includes design of community center facilities for the nonprofit sector. I have owned and operated my architectural practice since 2006 and have previous experience in residential construction and design of schools and hospitals. I have also designed products, marketing and promotional materials, and visualization aids for various clients. I have additional experience with all phases and aspects of architecture and design projects including master planning, programming, feasibility analysis, schematic and design development, furniture and accessories design, construction documentation, custom design detailing, bidding and negotiating, and construction administration. I have prior experience as a construction expert witness.
Areas of Expertise
My expert witness experience includes working with a condominium association homeowner board to resolve disputes and providing architectural consultation services after architects have been terminated from providing services. I also commonly serve as an advocate to resolve disputes against building departments on complicated land use and building code issues.
My consulting experience includes working with homeowners to design and permit custom residences on complicated properties providing construction detailing and permit submittal services. I also consult with design firms needing a higher level of expertise than employed in-house. Additional consultation includes 3D visualization services for marketing and security systems. I also consult with a well-known non-profit to design and permit their community centers.
My professional experience includes design, permitting, and construction drawings of custom residences and community centers with previous construction experience. I have also taught college-level design courses since 2006.
|M.Arch.||Kent State University|
|B.S.||Architecture||Kent State University|
Washington Licensed Architect
National Council of Interior Design Qualification
Awards & Affiliation
ASFD National Furniture Design Competition (1st Place)
First Energy Design Competition Finalist
Design Boom Furniture Design competition (28th of 3551)
Hanley Wood Remodeling Grand Award (kitchen category)
Congressional Appointment to United State Coast Guard Academy
nited State Coast Guard Academy