Research, Academic Work and Design

I earned a Master in Architecture degree from the Harvard GSD after more than 10 years in construction contracting, an experience of learning the craft of building in practice. My academic career explored applications for digital technology in architecture culminating in a Master's thesis titled Brick Geometries: 5-Axis Additive Manufacturing for Architecture. I am motivated by an interest to relate theoretical and conceptual ideas to the process of design and explore my hypotheses in the combination of computational design and material research.

My professional experience begins with a 5 year term in the Fabrication Lab as a researcher with the Material Processes and Systems Group at the GSD. Here I developed architectural applications for material technologies provided by the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, and contributed to the production of multiple ceramics exhibits, system prototypes and architectural pavilions designed to explore the future of ceramics in architecture. I also worked at the University of Montreal where my knowledge of digital technologies and 3D printed ceramics protocol supported new research for computational design, numerical simulation and model optimization for clay printing.

Since moving to Switzerland, I worked as an Intern Architect at the locally renown firm EM2N, and at KCAP Architects & Planners as and Architect & Digital Specialist since 2019. Here, I deploy CAD & BIM workflows to an office with over 80 designers and develop custom & general Computational Design tools for project-based applications.