Being an architect continually fuels my affinity for analyzing and solving design problems and their tectonic relationships at various scales. I am fortunate to be able to test and further develop my skills in these areas during my professional career.
I am a Project Architect for Jose Garcia Design and a Project Manager for Jose Garcia Construction. Working in both the design and construction realms of architecture provides a rich experience in which sensibilities from the conception and realization of built work merge and inform one-another.
For my Graduate education, I attended the University of Cincinnati where I earned my Master of Architecture from the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning. While there, I conducted research and completed my thesis in digital architecture and tectonics: How to merge the top-down formal emphasis of digital architecture with bottom-up material influence of tectonic sensibility.
Previously, I attended Kent State University where I earned my Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the College of Architecture and Environmental Design. While attending Kent State, I quickly realized my interest in the dialogue of core form versus art form in architecture. Specifically, I tested these interests through structural and material expressionism in various projects. During my undergraduate academic career, I was awarded merit and design based scholarships- some of which funded my studies abroad in Florence, Italy.