Throughout my 25+ year career, I have specialized in the design of high-performing buildings for K-12 and higher education clients with additional notable periods in residential, multi-family, and resort design. I have also stretched my entrepreneurial and leadership wings leading a for-profit construction company specializing in long-term disaster relief for NGOs in Haiti as well as leading AIA Detroit as interim Executive Director for a short time. Whether I am working with administrators, educators, or community groups, I excel at leading by listening, enabling others to act, and creating a shared vision. I’m passionate about sustainability and have led integrated design teams through the successful completion of multiple LEED Gold-certified buildings. I have recently taken on the role of Project Executive and brought Fanning Howey Associates back to Michigan as Managing Director where I am growing our portfolio across the state and enjoying the role as an Entrepreneur and Architect.
I’m an alumnus of Lawrence Technological University with a B.S. in Architecture and a Master of Architecture that I received in 2000 and 2006. I have been a member of the AIA since 2004 and an active volunteer since 2007. Receiving the Michigan Architectural Foundation’s President’s Scholarship inspired me to join and give back to the organization by volunteering. Over the last fifteen years, I have seen and participated in the immensely positive change that our chapter has undergone, and am grateful to the many people who have been a part of it. I was co-chair of the successful ARE-Timing bill with the AIAMI Government Affairs Committee which was a 2 1/2 year grassroots effort. As one of the past core committee members of the AIA Detroit Celebration of Architecture and past AIA Detroit Director of Sponsorship, I have facilitated sponsorship efforts that have raised nearly $400,000 in sponsorship over 6 years. Profits from which supported programming and initiatives for our membership and community. Most recently, I served as the AIAD Secretary for a year, and Treasurer for two years with my term ending in December of 2020. For many of these efforts over the last decade, I was awarded the AIA National Jason Pettigrew Memorial Scholarship in 2009 and honored to be the inaugural recipient of the AIA Detroit Associate Member Award in 2013 as well as the recipient of the 2017 AIA Detroit Young Architect Award.