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Academic Background

Bachelor of Environmental Design Studies (B.E.D.S.), Architecture, Dalhousie University, 2006.

Bachelor of Design with distinction (BDes), Industrial Design/ Marketing/Fine Art, University of Alberta, 1999.

University for the Creative Arts (formerly Kent Institute of Art and Design), Canterbury/Rochester, United Kingdom, January-May, 1998; One of 4 students to initiate exchange program between the UofA and UCA.

Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music, Fine Art and Performing Arts, New York, NY, 1990.

Professional Experience

Intern/Designer, Arndt Tkalcic Bengert (ATB) Architecture, Edmonton, AB; industrial/mixed-use/sustainable design development, schematic design, presentations, 2007.

Intern, Hughes Condon Marler Architects (HCMA), Vancouver, BC; constructed scale model, 2010 Vancouver Olympic/Paralympic Centre, Municipal Review, 2006.

Designer, Piskwepaq Design Inc. (PDI), Halifax, NS; Assisted Professors Richard Kroeker, Brian Lilley and Roger Mullin (Dalhousie University Faculty of Architecture) on the design/build of Pictou Landing Health Centre (PLHC); sustainable design development, construction documentation, interior architecture, truss structural testing, workflow administration, 2005.

Designer, The House Company Ltd., Edmonton, AB; assistant on design-build projects, design development, 3-D schematic design, construction documentation, permit application and administration, 2004.

Principle, GenestDesign Ltd., Edmonton, AB; freelance designer/consultant, industrial design, graphic design and website design, 2000-2004.

Furniture Designer, Artistic Steel Inc., Edmonton, AB; processes from concept to manufacturing, presentations, 3-D design, working drawings, prototyping, CNC/laser-cutting/water-jet manufacturing, catalog design, project management, technical sales, 1999-2000.

Freelance Architectural Illustrator, Lincolnberg/Challenger Showhomes, Edmonton, AB; architectural perspective/blackline illustrations used in promotional marketing materials for new residential developments (“Terwillegar Town”), 1997-1998.

Service Work

International

Creative Consultant, Isaac Burton Tigrett (Founder/Creator of the Hard Rock Café and House of Blues), “NASHVILLE SKYLINE”, Nashville, USA; visualizations and new media presentation, 2012.

Multimedia Consultant, Prasanthi Digital Studio, Sai Seva Organization, India; helped facilitate digital and print communication of the NGO’s ongoing health, education, housing and food distribution activities to its network of members worldwide; audio engineering, editing, graphic design and production of monthly 150-200 page hardcover Heart 2 Heart magazine, CMS design and maintenance of online e-magazine, 2007-2011.

Creative Consultant, Isaac Burton Tigrett (Founder/Creator of the Hard Rock Café and House of Blues), “Bozo’s Hot Pit Bar-B-Q” brand, Memphis, USA; branding, marketing, internet visual identity, 2008.

Architectural Design Consultant, school-orphanage project, Madekiri, India; developed temporary shelter concepts for long-term on-site construction, concepts for multi-use residential/education complex, schematic design and presentation, construction documentation, 2007.

Academic

Undergraduate Student Council Representative (Technology), Dalhousie University Faculty of Architecture, Halifax, NS: liaised with faculty, staff and students on issues related to technology procurement, studio/lecture procedures and standards, 2006.

Visual Consultant, Professor Neil Forrest (Nova Scotia College of Art and Design Faculty of Ceramics), “Silicate Colonies,” The Clay Studio (TCS) building, Philadelphia, USA; concept design visuals, presentation, 2006.

Visual Consultant, Professor Brian Lilley (Dalhousie University Faculty of Architecture) and Professor Neil Forrest (Nova Scotia College of Art and Design Faculty of Ceramics), “Ad Lib Soundgarden – An Installation Sculpture,” Halifax North Memorial Library, Halifax, NS; conceptual design visuals, presentation, 2005.

Research Assistant, Instructor Emanuel Jannasch: “Visual Thinking - An Introduction to Architectural Representation,” Dalhousie University College of Continuing Education, Halifax, NS; archived and arranged hundreds of images and texts into a presentation format that could be used as a course syllabus, 2005.

Shop Assistant, ID Workshop, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB; tutored new students on the use of industrial machinery for wood/metal fabrication, conducted welding demos, 1998.

Art/Design Credits and Exhibitions

Soft Seating (couches, chairs), Edmonton Center, Edmonton/South Center Mall, Calgary, AB, 2001.

Laser-cut Garbage Receptacles, Edmonton International Airport, Edmonton, AB, 2000.

“Signature Series” Chair and Barstool, select Boston Pizza locations throughout Canada, 2000.

Laser-cut Custom Railings, Palace Casino, West Edmonton Mall, 2000.

“Xencia” Chair and Barstool, 5th and 5th Building Food Court, Calgary, AB, 1999.

“Wave” Food Court Furniture/Benches/Garbage Receptacles/Free-standing Displays, Westmount Center Food Court, Edmonton, AB, 1999.

Food Court Furniture, Royal Alexandra Hospital, Edmonton, AB, 1999.

Abstract Sculpture on Permanent Display, Center Cultural de Marie-Anne-Gaboury, Edmonton, AB, 1999.

Works by Selected Francophone Artists, abstract/figurative sculpture, La Cité Gallery, Edmonton, AB, February, 1999 (group exhibition, invited).

B.F.A. Show, abstract sculpture, Fine Arts Building Gallery, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, April 20-30, 1998 (group exhibition, invited).

BDes Show, furniture/product, Fine Arts Building Gallery, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, April 1-16, 1998 (group exhibition, refereed).

3rd Place, Northern Alberta Sales and Marketing Awards (architectural illustrations were prominent in promotional materials), Lincolnberg/Challenger Showhomes, Edmonton, AB, 1998.

Awards

Sexton Scholar, Dalhousie University, 2004-2005.

Mazankowski Foundation Scholarship, 2005.

Dean’s Honors List, University of Alberta, 1995-1999.

Earl of St. Andrews Chapter Prize in Fine Arts, 1998.

Mobile Accommodation Bursary, 1998.

Industrial Design Bursary, 1996.

Eva Toban Scholarship in Fine Art, 1995.

Edmonton Public Schools Award for Academic Achievement, 1994.

Personal Development

Technology

Web/Multimedia Platform: Dreamweaver, After Effects, Flash, HTML, CSS, Javascript, CMS.

Concept Development: Sketch Up, Podium, Rhino 3-D, Artlantis, 3-D Studio Max, Adobe Creative Suite.

Construction Documentation: AutoCAD, Vectorworks.

Manufacturing: Laser-cutting, Water-jet cutting, CNC.

Performing Arts and Music

Edmonton Opera, KidsOp, Plain Jane’s Theatre, Walterdale Theatre, Leduc Drama Society, Alberta Lyric Theatre and Sherard Musical Theatre, U of A Big Band, Edmonton, AB.

Professional

Certificate: “Theory and Practice in Compressed Stabilized Earth Block Technology”, Auroville, India; Under direction of Satprem Maini, Architect, UNESCO Chair Earth Architecture for Asia, 2007.