Curriculum Vitae


Masters of Architecture

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Thesis:  Architecture of Place:  A Study of New Ulm, MN
Fall 2002 Merit Scholarship Recipient

B.A. Architecture

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Major: Architecture
Minor: American Indian Studies
Honors: Graduated Magna Cum Laude, CLA Dean’s List 8 Quarters
Study Abroad: Architecture in Oaxaca, Mexico


Full Time Interior Design Faculty

Art Institute International Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN


Course Titles:

  • ID1420 Architectural Drafting
  • ID2418 History of Architecture
  • ID2420 History of Design to 1830
  • ID2422 Introduction to Space Planning
  • ID2424 Elements of Interior Design
  • ID2425 Building Materials and Mechanical Systems
  • ID2442 Design Development Commercial
  • ID2443 Problems in Residential Design
  • ID3420 History of Design from 1830 to Present
  • ID3421 History of 19th and 20th Century Architecture
  • ID3425 Lighting
  • ID3429 Interior Detailing
  • ID3441 Advanced Residential Design
  • ID3442 Advanced Corporate Design
  • ID4440 Advanced Specialty Design

Responsibilities: Develop syllabi and overall course structures, produce lectures complete with PowerPoint visual aids, formulate assignments, create design projects including base plans, client profiles and programming needs, critique student design process, administer online companion site (through eCompanion), and administer all grades.  See course summaries for specific information about course content.

Part Time Interior Design Faculty

Art Institute International Minnesota


Course Titles:

  • ID2422 Introduction to Space Planning
  • History of Design from 1830 to Present
  • ID3421 History of 19th and 20th Century Architecture

Responsibilities: Developed syllabi and overall course structures, produced lectures complete with PowerPoint visual aids, formulated assignments, critiqued student work, and administered all grades.

Teaching Assistant

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN


Course Titles:

  • History of Architecture to 1750
  • History of Architecture 1750 to Present
  • Architectural Drawing
  • Principles of Urban Design

Responsibilities:  Led recitation sections and facilitated student discussions, developed assignments, graded all written and visual work, including exams.


Cuny Ranch, Buffalo Gap, SD (not built)
2012 – Design an efficient home for a family of four.

The Chateau, Saint Paul, MN (not built)                                      
2012 – Remodel a 1400 square foot turn-of-the-century home to meet the needs of a modern family.

Ngon Vietnamese Bistro, Saint Paul, MN  
2009 – Design an outdoor patio space for dining.

Ngon Vietnamese Bistro, Saint Paul, MN
2006 – 2007 – Design and renovate a restaurant interior and façade in a French Colonial Vietnamese style.

Garden of Eden, Saint Paul, MN 
2005 – Design a custom cash wrap and display counter.

Suzette Ainsworth Residence, New Brighton, MN                                                       
2005 – Kitchen and basement remodel with a retro 1960s vibe.

Lincoln Ainsworth Residence, Piedmont, SD                 
2003 – Design a 1200 square foot addition to an existing home with a kitchen and bathroom remodel and redesign of the exterior.  Included sixty linear feet of custom casework.  Design was required to blend within the rural Black Hills landscape.


AiMN Interior Design Curriculum Review Committee                                                                            
2007; 2011 – present – Assess current curriculum for learning outcomes and refine program mission and philosophy.

Ai Interior Design Program Curriculum Assessment Team #1                                                
2012 – Review and assess course competencies to create an action plan that will lead to a revised curriculum to be adopted college-wide (approx. 45 schools).

Gallery Show: Concepting Fragrance                                                                               
2012 – Curate show for the AiM gallery displaying student work from my Summer 2011 ID3442 Advanced Corporate Design class.

 AI Interior Design Academic Director Hiring Committee                                                                
2011 – Interview and assess potential candidates for Interior Design Academic Director.

IDEC (Interior Design Educators Council) Regional Conference
Minneapolis, MN.  Attended in 2010 and 2012.

Ngon Vietnamese Bistro, Saint Paul, MNCo-owner
2006 – present – Management and public relations.

Quigley Architects, Minneapolis, MNIntern Architect
2001 – 2002 – Design, drafting, and project management.

BKV Group, Minneapolis, MNIntern Architect 
2000 – CAD drafting and construction administration.


AIM Faculty Development Committee
2008 to 2012 – Assist in planning quarterly faculty development programs and facilitate lectures, seminars, and break-out sessions.

Frogtown Upgreening Committee                                                                                     
2008 to 2009 – Contribute ideas for bringing affordability, environmentally responsible initiatives to residents of the Frogtown community.

HLC Criterion One Committee
2007 – 2008 – Recognize and organize document-able evidence of implementation of Ai MN’s mission statement.

AIM Learning Resource Center Committee
2006 to Present – Publicize and encourage student/faculty involvement in the LRC and select content for the library.

Block 009 – Hawthorne Redevelopment Committee
2003 to 2005 – Propose design solutions for a block in North Minneapolis’s Hawthorne neighborhood that increases population density without compromising the character of the locale.

American Institute of Architects Search for Shelter
2003 to 2005 – Participate in small group design charettes to help non-profit organizations advance proposed building projects.


Professional Member, Interior Design Educators Council
2006 – present

LEED Accredited Professional, New Construction
2009 – present


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