While having a background in architecture, my past experience includes projects such as affordable housing, educational facilities, as well as commercial buildings. These projects can be found nationally from St. Louis to Kansas City and Dallas to New Orleans. Each of these projects required a great deal of organizational and leadership skills for a successful completion. My background in Design and Urban Planning is a benefit to many of the technical projects I may encounter. I have managed to build vital relationships with clients as well as successful coordination with various Project Management teams.
I joined Jacobsen/Daniels Associates as a Project Analyst. My office includes a diverse group of architects, engineers, planners and graphic designers. Working with such an array of professionals creates an energetic environment where various perspectives can collaborate on a solution to a problem that is unsurpassed. JDA has a great family culture, which makes coming to work that much easier.
With a background in architecture I embraced the challenge of working for a company that specializes in consulting and planning for airports across the country. I learn something new every day! A great deal of my time is spent creating layout plans, scope, schedule and budget estimates, preliminary design sketches and conducting research for a number of projects. I most enjoy the business development experience that my job provides which sometimes involves traveling and attending coordination meetings with project contractors and clients.
My involvement with the National Organization of Minority Architects keeps me connected to other professionals in the industry. The organization is great for building strategic relationships with individuals who have successfully obtained their business goals. I am currently pursuing a Masterís in Business Administration while continuing on the path of becoming a licensed architect.