My career has taken me around the globe, and I’ve had the opportunity to experience architecture in various environments and contexts. After graduation, I worked in Prague, Czech Republic on various project types where I combined my architectural and engineering skills. In Sydney, Australia, I extended my design thinking—how I see buildings and critique them— while working in a dense urban context. I try to bring an international perspective to every project by applying the knowledge I’ve absorbed throughout my career.
How do users shape your approach to design?
I try to find moments of creativity and interest for users to experience. Every building is a chance to tell a story, and I want to create opportunities for users to discover underlining thoughts and ideas.
What excites you the most about NM?
Neumann Monson is the largest firm I’ve worked for in terms of the number of employees. We have a diverse set of talents and specialties, which allows me to focus on my passion—design.
What do you do in your spare time?
Open-water swimming. Surprisingly, Iowa has a big open-water swimming community, and each year, I push myself to swim in colder temperatures.
Czech Technical University in Prague (Master’s Degree in Architecture and Engineering)