Architecture

I’m an architect, wandering nomad, photographer, insatiable bookworm, and cultural chameleon.

I decided when I was fifteen years old that I wanted to learn everything there is to learn, and travel the world seeing great art, architecture, nature – and learn the cultures, ideas, and religions of the local people.  I had no idea how much information there is to learn! As a result of that decision, I’ve spent endless hours in libraries reading countless books, and trolling through every used bookstore I could find. Old bookstores being particularly fascinating places as they reliably contained those books on strange subjects that without fail get censored from shiny new book stores. Nowadays such stores have sadly, disappeared from the landscape. Of course, e-books have made finding books and learning much easier and immediately accessible, but I miss exploring musty old shelves of books.

Over the decades, I’ve managed to travel and see some of the world, with a bucket list a mile long remaining. I find that there is something special – je ne sais quoi – about traveling to a place and walking across the earth (or over cobblestone streets), in the footsteps of others, that one just does not experience when looking at photos.

With over 20 years of experience providing construction documents for architecture firms, I have technical expertise using New York City Building Codes, the New York City Zoning Resolution, and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities regulations to design moderate-sized commercial and residential projects for both new buildings and alterations, and preparing detailed drawings with AutoCAD. My expertise additionally includes Builder Pavement Plans (BPP), Forestry Applications, Public Assembly plans. I also draw technical details for fire-rated wall, roof, and floor assemblies.