- Career + Alumni
- Life at SCAD
- About SCAD
"My inspiration for teaching stems from the act of making. At an early age, I was awed by the power of constructing something with your own hands; inspired by the capabilities of the tools nature has given us. When I was training to be an architect, this passion guided my design process and I learned the value of a close connection to the physical world. Architecture has two faces, one is the construing or thinking about the making and the other is the actual making. I believe that connecting the two is a critical act in the teaching of future architects."
Designing and building an outdoor classroom with SCAD students for Kennedy Middle School in Atlanta, Georgia
Innovation Award, Virginia Tech Solar Decathlon 2003, Washington D.C.; Best in Show Trade Booth, Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity, Southern Home Show, Savannah; City of Lynchburg, Virginia, Design Charette Award; Bachelor Award, Fairmont State University; West Virginia AIA scholarships
U.S. Green Building Council; International Living Building Institute; American Institute of Architects; Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture; Savannah Solar; RhinoFabLab; Education Community; Autodesk
Owner, BKDW LLC, Savannah; associate, Dunay Associates, Blacksburg, Virginia; assistant professor, Fairmont State University, Fairmont, West Virginia; associate, Brown Drafting Services, Blacksburg, Virginia; teaching assistantship, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia; associate, WYK & Associates, Clarksburg, West Virginia; job supervisor, Bartlett Building Co., Benwood, West Virginia; apprentice carpenter, Leonard Construction Co., Charlotte, North Carolina