Professional & Academic Background

 

CAREER PROFILE

Semi-retired architect with over 25 years of international experience. Holds an interdisciplinary MA in Creativity in Design. Award-winning author (non-fiction) and recipient of many professional and academic awards.  A well-received guest lecturer and speaker at several institutions. 

EDUCATION

University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

  • Master of Arts. Area of Specialization: Creativity in Design

Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA

  • Bachelor of Science, Architectural Studies cum laude
  • Bachelor of Architecture (Professional degree) cum laude 

University of Cincinnati, OH, USA

  • DAAP – Historical Conservation & Preservation (3 years specialization)

University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

  • Bachelor of Arts, Archaeology

TEACHING CERTIFICATION

  • University Teaching Certificate
  • Instructional Skills Workshop Certificate

HONORS and AWARDS

  • Nominee Innovation in Engineering Award (UK)
  • Trevithick Book Prize for academic writing (2011)
  • Alberta Graduate Student Scholarship[4.0 GPA]
  • Queen Elizabeth II scholarship for graduate students
  • Phi Kappa Phi National Honors Society [US]
  • Golden Key National Honors Society [US]
  • D. E. Brooks Memorial Scholarship for Architecture [US]
  • Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honors Society [US]
  • Presidential Award for Culture; Government of the ROC

Professional Practice (Partial)

  • Private Design Practice: Studio Rovere Idea/Build Inc. (in Joint Venture with Tip Scott Architects): Architecture, planning, interior design, publishing, project management
  • Tip Scott Architects, Columbus, Indiana (Formerly Helios Design, Pacific Palisades and Venice, CA) Consultant: Architectural Design; Urban Archaeology & Historical Preservation)
  • Weissman Trade Inc. Great Falls, MT: Project Designer, Construction Supervisor (US Government Design/Build Contracts)
  • Urban Projects Group, Calgary, Canada: Architectural Designer & Planner (International Experience)
  • Norex Homes Alberta Ltd, Calgary, Canada: Design Coordinator, Residential & Multi-Family Housing
  • The LeBlond Koch Partnership, Architects and Planners, Calgary, Canada: Junior Designer, Draftsman, Model Builder, Photographer