Founder and Design Principal, Small Works

'12 – '16
Representative Projects:
Re:Build re-deployable school for Syrian refugees, Jordan
*Re:Build re-deployable medical clinic, Somalia
Refugee Pavilion, Milan, Italy and Venice 2016
Breast Cancer Awareness Assoc. HQ
Hawkeye Sound Therapy Lab, Joshua Tree, CA

Director, Private Family Foundation
'14 – '15
Representative Projects:
MDR-TB and HIV/AIDS Children's Hospital, Ethiopia

Co-Founder and Executive Director, Architecture for Humanity
'99 – '13
Representative Projects:
Post-disaster reconstruction in Grenada, Haiti, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the United States
Open Architecture Network (TED Prize)
Siyathemba Football Field and FIFA Football for Hope Centers
Mobile Health Clinic to Combat HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa
Transitional housing for Returning Refugees in Kosovo

Project Architect, Gensler, New York
'00 – '02
Representative Projects:
Lehman Brothers, NY, NY– Member of 9/11 disaster recovery team
School for the International Center of Photography, NY, NY
Office renovations for Goldman Sachs, Baron Funds and Weil Gotshal & Manges, NY, NY
Fresh Kills Landfill, NY, NY – 30-year plan for transforming existing landfill into usable public space

Project Designer, Lauster Radu Architect, New York
'98 – '00
Representative Projects:
Union Health Center, NY, NY – A primary healthcare facility for UNITE!
UNITE! Local 62-32, NY, NY – Union headquarters
Targu-Jiu, Romania – 30-year urban redevelopment plan
Brancusi Sculptural Complex, Targu-Jiu, Romania – Restoration of the Endless Column, Gate of the Kiss and Table of Silence
Harlem Redevelopment Plan, NY, NY – 15-year urban redevelopment plan
Park Slope Food Coop, Brookyln, NY – New retail/commercial space

Assistant Architect, Steve Blatz Architects, New York
'97 – '98
Representative Projects:
GUM Department Store, Moscow, Russia
15 pop-up stores in Europe, Africa and North America
DKNY, Harvey Nichols, London, UK – Renovation of retail space


Bartlett School of Architecture, London, UK
Pre-diploma of Architecture
Thesis: Transitional housing for New York’s’ displaced population

Westminster University, London, UK
Honorary Doctorate in Architecture
Bachelor of Architecture (Honors)
Thesis: Japanese Architecture through the 20th Century