Goose Island State Park Pavilion

A design/build project completed during my first semester as an interior design graduate student at the University of Texas at Austin.  The pavilion is designed as a dining hall and meeting place for youth groups and interpretive nature walks hosted by the park. 


Collaboratively designed and built by a group of 10 students with oversight by Professor Coleman Coker.


More at Poetics of Building.


Theater Concept

An exploration into the future of cinema experience.  This proposal introduces museum grade exhibitions, front-of-house event space and a post-movie bar where cinephiles can meet and discuss their shared experiences.


Bunny Run Cabinetry


This project was completed while employed by Precision Craft Woodworks in Austin, Texas.  My individual contributions were performed as lead assembler and lead installer.


Project Architect: Alterstudio

Builder: Becky Fuller Homes

Photographer: Casey Dunn

Hand Drafted Plans

These are a collection of drawings done under contract for the Bunkhouse Group in Austin, Texas.  Each is hand drafted in graphite, hand shaded and then lightly modified digitally using Photoshop.  The site drawings are hybrids combining elements of both site plans and landscaping plans.

Cottage Renovation

A full renovation of an approximately 500 sf cottage in Northwest Arkansas.  A handful of images showing final conditions as well as process.

Spatial Visualizations

These hand drawings are visualizations that were commissioned for a hotel in Baja prior to its completion.  Working closely with the design team, furniture and fixtures were drawn into these perspectives to help capture the ambiance and aesthetics of the space while remaining purely line drawings.

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Pavilion Interior

Poured concrete beams and benches pull attention to the southern border of coastal Live Oaks