I am a Los Angeles and Santa Barbara-based architectural design researcher and educator and experimental composer interested in the development and application of tools and techniques that generate spaces and structures that are in tune with their surroundings and push the boundaries of architecture towards new ends. My work integrates geometry, sound, drawings, installations, and code to explore the trans-disciplinary synthesis of spatial and temporal domains, the twilight between digital and analog processes, and the balance between the ancient and the avant-garde.
I received a Ph.D. from UCSB where my dissertation investigated and framed the field of Archimusic, the trans-disciplinary territory between architecture and music. While at SCI-Arc I received the M.Arch Best Thesis Honor (now the Frank Gehry Prize) for my thesis on developing connections and potential uses of real-time biometrics (EEG) in the discipline of architecture, aiming to provide insight into our feelings about certain spaces and how that might inform the design process.
I have held lecturer and instructor positions at SCI-Arc, USC, UCSB, and published in conferences such as ACADIA, IEEE VisAP, NIME, ACM Multimedia, and Siggraph. My work has been exhibited both group and solo shows including at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Pacific Design Center, JAI JAI, MAK Center, Arbitare, SBCAST, CSNI, the Zero1 Biennial and is held in the permanent collections of the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, Platform Gallery, the Art, Design & Architecture Museum, and The Hollyhock House.