I currently live in Denton, TX πŸŽπŸŽ“. I have previously lived in Baltimore πŸ”΅πŸ¦€, New York City πŸ₯―πŸ•, Nashville πŸ₯΅πŸ—, Dublin πŸ»πŸ€, London πŸ’‚, Copenhagen 🚴, Rotterdam 🚴, and Riyadh πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¦.

In college, I studied architecture focusing on cities πŸŒ†, energy-use πŸ”‹, automation πŸ’», robotics πŸ€– and design prototyping πŸ₯Ό. After my undergrad, I spent some time in the offices of KPF, JDS and OMA. I’ve created online classes for HackadayU on introduction to computational geometry 🧊 and advanced computational geometry πŸ“.

I am currently (2022-23) studying a Masters πŸŽ“ in Advanced Computation for Architecture 🏬 and Design from the Institute of Advanced Architecture Catalonia in Barcelona πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Έ. (IAAC)

Some previous work πŸ““.

I love to learn new things through short online courses that range from the influence of superheroes πŸ¦ΈπŸΏβ€β™‚οΈπŸ¦Έβ€β™€οΈπŸ¦ΈπŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸ¦ΈπŸ» on pop culture to cooking using physics πŸ³β„πŸ’₯. My favorite audiobooks πŸŽ§πŸ“– to listen to are about behavioral economics πŸ˜œπŸ“ˆ. My latest sourdough starter πŸžβ–Ά is called Scrappy named after University of North Texas’ 😑🟒 mascot Scrappy the Eagle. πŸ¦…

Download πŸ”½ design files for my 2013 Kickstarter πŸ‘Ÿβ–Ά project This Stool Rocks 🀘🏽.

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I am married to Carey πŸ‘Έ and record youtube πŸ“Ό videos when we travel 🌎. I try to run πŸ‘Ÿ or swim πŸ§œβ€β™‚οΈ daily several times a week.

A very long list of TED talks πŸ’¬ that I find inspiring.

I also love ❀️ talks from Creative Mornings and School of Life 🏫🧬 videos on philosophy. Below are some other authors and thinkers that I find interesting…

Aalto Adjaye Anderson Ando Antonelli Arad Aristotle Augustine Baldessari Ban Bangle Baio Basho Bennett Bahjatt Barber Beynus Brand Brown (Brene) Brown (Tim) Campo-Baeza Camus Carter Confucius Cook Chen / Strickler Chipchase Chippendale Christakis Dash DeBotton Debord DeSmedt Dick Eames Enriquez Epicurus Fathy Ferguson Fisher Fried Fry Foster Fujimoto Fuller Gage Gibbons Gilbert Godin Gladwell Graham Hadid Harris Hartford Heatherwick Hegel Heidegger Herzog / DeMeuron Huang Hulme Ikenaga Ingels Ishii Ito (Joi) Ito (Toyo) Ive Jobs Jordan Katrantzou Kahn Kay Kelley Kelly Kidd Kierkegaard Kipnis Khan Klein (Josh) Klein (Ezra) Koolhaas Kuma Kushner Lai LaRochefoucauld Lessig Levete Lindkvist Lovegrove Lynn Mackintosh Maeda Mars Mayne McAfee McCandless McCraven McCullough McGrath McLuhan Medici Miner Mitchell Miyake Monteiro Montaigne Morris Moussavi MVRDV Namikama Nietzsche Niemeyer Negroponte Neuwirth Newson Ochsendorf Oliver O’Reilly Parkinson Pasquorelli Pausch Plato Pre-Raphaelites Prince-Ramus Random International Rams Reiser / Unemoto Ricard Ronson Rives Rikyu Ruskin Safdie Sagmeister / Walsh Sato Sempler Sennett Schwartz Smith Snohetta Shirky Silva Sinek Sivers Spinoza Sutherland Tehrani Thoreau Tzu Walters Warhol Warwick Wiscombe Williams Wittgenstein Venturi / Scott Brown Van Berkel Voltaire Zittrain