I am a multi-disciplinary artist and formally trained landscape architect. It is my creative practice to communicate ecological issues using a combination of art and design grounded in research and analysis. My artistic approach often employs the creative adaptation of traditional landscape architecture drawings such as the parti diagram, cross-section, and spatial map. My work, ranging from site-specific landscape installations to small format silkscreen prints, highlights both pressing ecological issues and everyday environmental phenomena. The ultimate goal of my creative efforts is to promote a shared environmental awareness and heightened cultural value of ecology.
I am a graduate of the landscape architecture masters program at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and worked as a landscape architect within the Urban Studio at Sasaki Associates as well as Ground, Inc, before focusing my creative practice at the intersection of landscape, art and cultural event.
Outside of work, when not leading my one-man campaign for sustainable cutis anserine americana, I can be found quietly playing in the dirt in and around my Cambridge, Massachusetts home.
Inquiries, collaborations and opportunities welcome.
CURRICULUM VITAE ABBREVIARE
Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Master of Landscape Architecture, 2011
Northeastern University, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Duel Concentration in Entrepreneurship and Marketing, 1998
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Volunteer EP Event Producer, Boston Society of Landscape Architects, July 2012 to Present
As the Emerging Professionals (EP) Event Producer, I collaborate with the EP Chair, Nina Chase, to develop and execute events-based strategy to foster professional growth and community development for members of the Boston Society of Landscape Architects (BSLA) Emerging Professional Group. In essence, I design event-based experiences in order to strengthen our professional design community. I loath name-tags, bulleted PowerPoint slides and clammy handshakes; my self-directed charge is to foreground the social component of professional networking in a fresh engaging fashion that is in line with the attitudes of young designers. In the course of the last year, by means of engaging program and a whole lot of outreach, the BSLA EP group now boasts 200+ members.
Landscape Architect, Ground Inc, September 2013 to January 2014
I worked as a designer/office manager at Ground, Inc, a boutique landscape architecture office known for their artful designs. Project work included small and medium scale institutional and private development projects. My contributions included design, 3D modeling, rendering, creation of construction documents and client presentations along with a variety of office management responsibilities.
Landscape Architect, Sasaki Associates, July 2011 to August 2013
I worked as a landscape architect within the Urban Studio at Sasaki Associates, a multi-disciplinary design firm in Watertown, MA. I worked on public, private and institutional projects at a range of scales. Select past project work includes a new U.S. Embassy compound in N'Djamena Chad, campus site work at Regis College in Weston Ma, the John G and Phyllis W. Smale Riverfront Park in Cincinnati, OH, a U.S. Embassy compound in the Netherlands, Watertown Riverfront Park in Watertown, MA and a 5 mile long open space and multi-modal path system in Pittsburgh, PA.
Chief Kaiju Officer, Studio Kaiju, June 2000 to July 2008
I was a founding member and principal manager of Studio Kaiju, an independent creative media group
and directed growth strategy and creative development of the Kaiju Big Battel IP and brand. I produced over 40 live multi-media performance events in major media markets at venues such as Roxy Boston (MA), Roseland Ballroom (NY) and Hollywood Avalon (CA). I co-produced and co-wrote three nationally distributed DVD’s, Teribi Sento, Shocking Truth, and More Better Fighto and edited and co-wrote Kaiju Big Battel: A practical guide to giant city-crushing monsters, a nationally distributed book published by Hyperion Books, co-produced and co-wrote Kaiju Big Battel television programs including Kaiju DVD Special, a 30-minute program televised on MTV Networks and Kaiju segments of G4 TV’s Action Blast, and produced variety of Kaiju related commercial projects for a range of clients including Hasbro Toys, Coca-Cola Company, Frito Lay, MTV and Vice Records. I also directed Kaiju promotions and public relations resulting in national press coverage including CNN, MTV News, Newsweek, The New Yorker, and Spin Magazine and managed Kaiju merchandising including distribution to over 500 stores including Best Buy, Borders Books, Hot Topic and Newbury Comics
2015 Group Exhibition, Fun-A-Day Boston 2015, Aviary Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA
2015 Group Exhibition, Bless this Mesh, Thomas Young Gallery, Boston, MA
2014 Group Exhibition, Trifecta: Year One, Fourth Wall Project, Boston, MA
2014 Solo Exhibition, Wild West at BDGA, Bodega, Boston, MA
2014 Group Exhibition, Fun-A-Day Boston 2014, Voltage Art and Coffee, Cambridge, MA
2014 Group Exhibition, Animals, Aviary Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA
2013 Group Exhibition, You Are Here: Maps and Art, Nave Gallery, Somerville, MA
2013 Group Exhibition, Fun-A-Day Boston 2013, Aviary Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA
2011 Solo Exhibition, Sketchy One Liners, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA
2010 Group Exhibition, Maps..., Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA
2009 Two Person Exhibition (with artist Max Hooper Schneider), Split 7 Inch, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA
2015 Teton ArtLab Residency, Jackson, WY
2014 Trifecta Editions Hibernaculum Residency, Ticonderoga, NY
Studio review critic, Tufts University
Core studio review critic, Rhode Island School of Design
Core studio review critic, Boston Architectural College
Review critic, Career Discovery, Harvard Graduate School of Design