As a designer, my background in biology drew me into the science of biomimicry (also called biology-inspired design or biometrics), which studies elements, models, and systems from nature for use in processes for solving human challenges. This integration of architecture and natural science is the epitome of finding the art of functionality. Form with purpose. It’s also a great excuse to “research” outside and watch nature documentaries.

I think that’s why I’m so pleased to be part of the NewStudio Architecture team—everyone here values nature from the same lens that I do. And I get to see nature at work every day outside my window. Not a bad gig, all in all.

Favorite Office Supplies:
Post-its® and coffee

Best Thing About Our Office: 
Everyone has a great sense of humor and there’s always a good conversation to be had

What Most People Don’t Know About Me:
I grew up in a bar (technically, a house attached to a bar)




M. Arch. College of Design, University of Minnesota

B.A. in Biology, Saint John’s University