University of California, Los Angeles, California
Master of Architecture II. Regents' Fellowship, Dean's Fellowship. December 2002
Cornell University, Ithaca, New York & Rome, Italy
Bachelor of Architecture. June 1996


HGA Architects + Engineers, San Francisco, California
Project Manager / Project Designer, November 2017 - present
Developing new Arts Community & Higher Education segment practice within existing local office of national firm. Projects include aMasterplan for SF State Univ. (w/ SWA), A New Math + Science Building for San Mateo Community College District and a  Renovation of 1960's office building  for aNon-Profit in Oakland.

FLUX Foundation, San Francisco, California
Board President + Creative Director, March 2010 - present

Found and direct a non-profit to create and support large-scale public artwork.
Create interactive immersive artworks that focus on spectacle and place for social effects.
Ideate and conceive artistic direction; coordinate intense collaboration amongst technical and creative teams to ensure consistency with overall project vision and integrity of concept.
Responsible for all business, legal and financial operations of the Foundation.
Provide fiscal sponsorship and project management consulting for other artists.
Manage external and client relations, secure commissions and drive strategy for growth.
Manage all individual project components including budget, logistics, resources and staff.
Raise operating budget via grants, self-produced events, donors and crowd-funding.
Mentor artists and volunteers in art fabrication and a critical approach to art practic
Hulburd Design, San Francisco, California
Project Architect/Project Manager, January 2011 - November 2013

Responsible for design, architectural activities, and office operation.
Projects include high-end residences, interiors, and hospitality with budgets from $2-5 million
Projected staffing, scheduling and fees, wrote proposals and contracts, mentored staff.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California
Researcher, Department of Architecture + Design, January 2010 - November 2010
Developed exhibit on the role of design in the global wine industry since 1976
Researched historical data for installations and curatorial text and publication.
Co-curated exhibit component on graphic design and branding.
STUDIOS architecture, San Francisco, California
Project Designer, October 2006 - February 2009
Designed interiors, competition entries, collegiate and large-scale commercial projects.
Managed and mentored project staff, maintained schedule and budgets up to $42 million.
Responsible for client relations, presentations and strategic analysis of design processes.
Prepared drawings from schematics to permit documents, keeping project on track/budget.
Coordinated project efforts with extensive number of project engineers and consultants.
Collaborated with clients for programming, cost estimation, interiors, and LEED services.
Consulted for developers with analysis and master planning for prospective projects.
Educated clients in latest sustainable trends, products and materials for green design.
Designed and copy-edited firm marketing collateral and press packages.
Researched new production methodologies and trained staff in digital applications.

Space Cowboys LLC, San Francisco, California
Event Producer + Co-Owner, September 2002 - December 2015
Self-produced electronic music events with attendances up to several thousand
Produced events and benefits for high profile external clients such as Squaw Valley
Managed internal volunteer and paid teams, external vendors, and sales contracts.
Devised corporate identity and maintained branding across platforms.
Ellerbe Becket, San Francisco, California
Designer, January 1999 - August 2000
Consulted on large-scale international corporate reorganizations and developments.
Developed strategic real estate plans and corporate standards with C-level personnel.
Analyzed corporate operations for increased efficiency, improved adjacencies and decreased footprint.
Consulted on possible lease options and studied possible organizational scenarios
Designed competition winning entries and large scale mixed-use projects including interiors.
Specified finishes and furnishings, managed construction administration
IA, San Francisco, California
Intermediate Designer, April 1997 - January 1999
Designed workplace interiors, retail prototypes, and showrooms for major corporations.
Managed and designed tenant-improvement projects through construction.
Conceived and developed retail bank branches, focusing on brand identity and experience.
Lead project team to research, survey and analyze real estate assets for major banking merger.


Academy of Art University, San Francisco, California
Faculty, School of Architecture, Fall 2016 - present
Teach architectural design and critical thinking with a diverse student body.
ARH 210 - Second Year Studio - Site Operations | Tectonics

Drury University, Springfield, Missouri
Visiting Assistant Professor, Hammons School of Architecture, Fall 2005 - Summer 2006
Taught critical thinking, research methods and problem solving in advanced studio courses.
Lead seminars in digital design applications and contemporary critical theory.
Served on digital technology, design awards, and program assessment committees
Arch 521 – Fifth Year Honors Studio - Thesis
Arch 520 – Fifth Year Options Design Studio “Case Studies of Seduction”
Arch 519 – Fifth Year Comprehensive Design Studio “Patternal Nature”
Arch 393 – Furniture Design Studio "Surfacing"
Arch 253 – Introduction to Computers in Architecture
Woodbury University, San Diego, California
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Architecture, Summer 2005
Taught advanced studio in Costa Rica on the implications of extreme sports on architecture.
Arch 413 - Travelling Vertical Options Studio: “X-Space | Costa Rica”
Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
Lecturer, Department of Architecture, Fall 2004 - Spring 2005
Taught critical thinking, analysis and problem solving to beginning design students.
Lead seminar on advanced digital manufacturing techniques and contemporary applications.
Designed department graphics, served on digital technology committee.
Des 102 First Year Inter-Disciplinary Design Studio
Arch 201 Second Year Architecture Design Studio
Arch 334 Computer Applications / Digital Fabrication "Character Studies"
The Art Institute of California, San Diego, California
Design Faculty, Fall 2003 - Fall 2004
Taught programming, space planning and graphical analysis for corporate applications.
Developed new academic curricula and library acquisitions.
ID 133 Advanced Architectural Drawing: "Drawing From Fiction"
ID 213 - 313 Architectural Programming & Space Planning “Coding”
ID 222 Computer Applications, AutoCAD "Instruction Set"
University of California, Los Angeles, California
Teaching Assistant, Department of Architecture and Urban Design, Winter - Fall 2002
EU-US Consortia - Graduate Exchange Studio, “the Temporary Museum”
AUD 412 First Year M.Arch. I Graduate Studio, "Tectonics"
AUD 413 First Year M.Arch. I Graduate Studio, "Building | Landscape"
The Cornell Journal of Architecture, Ithaca, New York
Associate Editor, Director of External Affairs. August 1995 - May 1996
Commissioned, critiqued and edited faculty manuscripts and projects.
Negotiated publishing contracts, projected revenues, managed sales and distribution.
Designed publications and publicity materials.
Metropolis Magazine, New York, New York
Intern Editor, April 1996 - August 1996
Researched and wrote articles, edited copy and art materials.
SubMission: A Journal of Architecture and Visual Culture, Ithaca, New York
Editor-in-chief w/ Eric Howeller, September 1993 - December 1995
Commissioned, designed, edited and published inter-disciplenary student manuscripts.

Licensed Architect - State of California, LEED AP BD+C
Certified Operator - Variable-Reach Rough Terrain and Counter-balanced Forklifts
Adobe Creative Suite, AutoCAD, ArchiCAD, VectorWorks, Rhino, Smartsheets, MS Project, PowerPoint, Excel, basic Italian and Spanish. CNC fabrication, metalwork & wood fabrication

TED 2011, Exploratorium, Harvard Project Zero, University of the Arts, Drury University, Open IDEO ACSA (National Conference), American Association of Museums (National Conference),  Maker Faire, Google, UCLA, USC, Auburn, Ball State, CalPoly - SLO, Drake,

BIBLIOGRAPHY (chronological order)
Guy, NK Art of Burning Man Cologne: Taschen 2015.
contains images and text on multiple FLUX projects
Carey, Vince “Second Nature: Junk Rethunk’ at the Philadelphia Zoo features art made out of trash.” Delaware County Daily Times. April 2015
Dominguez, Sally “Desert of Desire” Voyeur Magazine August 2014. pp.53-58
Petrunia, Paul “The Sidewalk’s End” Archinect May 2013
Clapp, Edward “The Maker Mind: Taking a Closer Look at the Way Makers’ Minds Work” Agency by Design: An initiative of the Abundance Foundation and Harvard University’s Project Zero. February 2013

Keuhn, Karen Fertility, San Francisco: Rogue Publishing, 2013. pp.142-145
contains images of Zoa, and a quote from Kimelman, P.
Krasny, Michael and Kahle, “Preserving Knowledge". Discussion of FLUX’s Lacuna for the Bay Area Book Festival”. KQED Forum October 2, 2015
Jones, Steven “Heading East: Artists in Flux”. San Francisco Bay Guardian, pp.45-47. April 11, 2012.
Jones, Steven Burning Man: How an Experimental City in the Desert Is Shaping the New American Counterculture San Francisco: Chronicle Books 2011.
Cranch, Amy “The Temple at Burning Man: A Lesson In Impermanence” arcCA Vol.10 #4 2011.
Keuhn, Karen MetroLOVE, San Francisco: Rogue Publishing. 2011
image of The Temple of Flux and a quote from Kimelman, P.

Kalmar, Lily “Raise A Glass” Interior Design Vol. 12, #10 2010.
contains a review of “How Wine Became Modern: Wine & Design Since 1976”.
Jones, Steven “Burners in Flux” San Francisco Bay Guardian August 31 2010.
Cover story, a review and discussion of the Temple of Flux and its process.

Fox, W. , "Burning Man 2010." Art + Environment: Nevada Art Museum’s Blog. (2010, November 2).

Garmon, R "Burning Man 2010." San Francisco Weekly. . (2010, September 7).

Keppel, J. "Burning Man Metropolis: For the ladies." NBC Bay Area. (2010, September 12).
television coverage of The Temple of Flux

Kirshenbaum, S. "At the Temple of Flux." Discover Magazine. (2010).

Scruggs, G. Building a city at Burning Man. Next American City. (2010, August 30).

Wolk, D. Geek heaven at Burning Man. Time Magazine. (2010, September 8).
Chapman, L. “Burning Man defeats Paypal” Fast Company. August 11 2010.
article on the impact of the FLUX Foundation's impact on the PayPal corporation.,,,,,,
additional online coverage and photograghs of the Temple of Flux in 2010.
Hess, Alan “Innovative Garage Doubles as Urban Art” San Jose Mercury News, Dec. 15, 2002.
contains images and review of 4th St. Mixed-Use Facility.
Ouroussoff, Nicolai “Next Stop: A Truly Connected Community” Los Angeles Times,
Mar. 18, 2001
a description, review and images of the RedLine School District project.

BrollyFlock! (cover photogragh) "Track the Fun" San Francisco: CalTrain. Spring 2013
“Flux for the Future of Museums” Center for the Future of Museums March 20th 2012,
“In The Dark” in Bing, J. & Veikos, C. ed. Fresh Air: National Conference Proceedings
Washington: ACSA 2007.
Built Environment Education Program: A Handbook for Teachers and Architects
San Francisco: California Architecture Foundation. 2003. (contributor)
“The RedLine School District” L.A. NOW Vol. II. Los Angeles: UC Press. 2001.
“Education” L.A. NOW Vol. I. Los Angeles: UC Press. 2001.
“Five Day Diary” AUD UCLA 2002 <> (drawing)
“The Pinch” AUD Prospectus Los Angeles: UCLA. Fall 2001 (project w/ J. Ware)
“Tianhe Tower” Line San Francisco: AIASF. Fall 1999 (project w/ G. DiPaolo, J. Mathog)
“Exposed Constructs” Ketharsis San Francisco: Ketharsis Inc. No. 1, Summer 1997
Recycling On The Rise Metropolis New York: Metropolis. September 1996
The Cornell Journal of Architecture: Media of Representation Vol. V, New York:
D.A.P 1996. (Associate Editor)
SubMission: Journal of Architecture and Visual Culture, Vols. 14-17, Ithaca:
Cornell. Univ. 1994-1996 (Co-Editor-in-Chief w/ Eric Howeller)
“On The Highway” SubMission Ithaca: No. 17, Cornell Univ. 1995
The Garden II Discoveries Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Issue 1, Fall 1994 (drawing)
Inter-Face of the City/Body SubMIssion Ithaca: Cornell Univ. No. 14/15 Winter 1994

Burning Man Arts Honoraria, (as FLUX Foundation) 2015, 2013, 2010
Commission and exhibition of The Temple of Flux, Zoa, and Dreamland
Second Nature, Philadelphia Zoo (as FLUX Foundation) 2015
Exhibition of Bloom! as part of group show
Coachella Valley Art & Music Festival (as FLUX Foundation) 2013
Commission and Exhibition of The Sidewalk’s End

Design Week Philadelphia, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, (as FLUX Foundation) 2013
Commission and Exhibition of Canopy

TED Full Spectrum New York, New York (as FLUX Foundation) 2011
Presenter + Finalist
Insomniac Events: EDC, Nocturnal, Beyond Wonderland (as FLUX Foundation) 2010, 2011, 2012
exhibitions of Zoa, BrollyFlock! and FishBug at multiple music festivals
How Wine Became Modern: Wine and Design Since 1976, SFMoMA,
San Francisco, California - 2010 - 2011
Assisted in research and curation with Henry Urbach
GhostShip IV, Treasure Island, San Francisco, California. October 2011
Exhibition of BrollyFlock! (as FLUX Foundation) in group show of large-scale art.
GhostShip, Treasure Island, San Francisco, California. November 2008
Curation, design and production of group show of large-scale art.
Intersections, College of Design Gallery, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa. Spring 2006
Exhibition of student work for the National Conference on the Beginning Design Student
Surfacing, Woodbury Design Gallery, San Diego, California. July - August 2005
Solo show of student installations
LA Now: Exhibition, Architecture + Design Museum, West Hollywood, California. Fall 2004
Exhibition of project: Red Line School District in group show.
AIA Awards Los Angeles, California. October 2003
Next/LA Citation Award LA Now volume II Red Line School District
Rerendering Denari, Perloff Gallery, Los Angeles, California. October 2002
Installation piece and curatorial text as part of group show curated by Aaron Betsky
LA Now: Exhibition, Perloff Gallery, Los Angeles, California. Spring 2001
Exhibition of project: Red Line School District
AIACC Design Awards, Statewide, California. 2001
Merit Award, Haas Pavilion, UC Berkeley (w/ Ellerbe Beckett)
...Imagination In Learning, SONY Metreon, San Francisco, California.June 2000
exhibition of student work (w/ Cynthia Owings)
AIA Computer Graphics Exhibition, San Francisco, California. June 1999
Judges Choice Award - Tianhe Tower (w/ J. Mathog)

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