I am an architect of spaces, powerful conversation, and intentional experiences.
My passion is co-creating ecosystems of people, place, and possibility. I am devoted to designing tools, cultures, and spaces to cultivate a learning mindset and strategize change.
I am formally trained in architecture, ergonomics, and educational leadership. That means I spend most of my days thinking about learning environments. School design has lead me to explore how people learn: from co-mentorship to lifelong curiosity. I help build organizational models and design spaces to support them. I strive to create graphics that makes information easier to understand.
I'm a registered architect in Oregon, researching user experience design in schools, productive nomads, and their co-working environments. My expertise lies in visioning, engagement strategy, and user-centered design, which are my current focus at Mahlum Architects.
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What I Stand for:
I AM AN ADVOCATE ARCHITECT.
I promote equity, authenticity, and good work.
I am fascinated by social research and will meet you where you are.
I AM CREATING A TRIBE.
I ebb and flow with the energy of my companions, ever learning from one another.
I engage in critiques as an offer of care: to be vulnerable together in communication.
I LIVE TANGIBLY.
I study different scales, direct and indirect forces, and put my faith in science.
I strive to produce more than I consume.
I COLLABORATE THROUGH MOVEMENT.
I dance, row, and play out ideas with others through a jam.
I draw until I feel out a pattern or place or spirit.
I LEARN BY BEING UNCOMFORTABLE.
I seek out unique communities and their indescribable challenges.
I believe that if you’re not struggling, you’re not learning.
I AM A FUTURIST.
I am defiantly optimistic, and often in awe.
I am excited by interdisciplinary teams and cross pollination.
I AM A PERSON OF COLOR.