Current Status

Adjunct Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Visiting Assistant Professor, Pratt Institute

SCI-Arc Think Tank, Technology Researcher

Principal and Co-Founder, Apache Design Build LLC

Principal and Founder, 731 Design Group LLC



2018                     Master of Science in Design Theory and Pedagogy (with distinction), Sci-Arc

2018                     UCLA School of Public Policy, Extension School, Blockchain business applications

2017                     Master of Science in Architectural Technologies (with distinction), Sci-Arc

2014                     Passive House Builder Certification, Yestermorrow Design-Build School, Vermont

1995                     Wharton School, UPenn, Continuing Education Program, non-degree classes in Accounting and Real Estate Finance

1992                     Master of Architecture (with honors), School of Design, University of Pennsylvania

1989                     Bachelor of Arts in Design and Art History (with honors), University of Pennsylvania

1988                     First Professional Degree Candidate, one year, Bartlett School of Architecture

1987                     Summer Theory and Design Studio, Syracuse University, Florence Italy


Professional Associations

2007-present       State of Connecticut, License to practice Architecture, License # ARI-0008540

2007-present       National Council of Architectural Registration Boards

2007-present       American Institute of Architects, National  and Connecticut chapters


Academic Experience

2019                  Integrated Design Development Studio Instructor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

2018                  Artificial Intelligence Advanced Research Workshop with Karel Klein, Pratt

2018                  First year Studio Instructor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

2018                 Global Blockchain Hackathon, selected to pitch start-up to investors, Cross Campus LA

2018                 Teaching Assistant, Vertical Design Studio, Sci-Arc

2018                 Teaching Assistant, Post Graduate Advanced History and Theory, Sci-Arc

2017                     Teaching Assistant, Advanced History and Theory, Post Graduate Department, Sci-Arc

2017                     Teaching Assistant, Third year Undergraduate Design Studio, Sci-Arc

2017                     Group Discussion Leader, Graduate History and Theory Department, Sci-Arc

2017                     Video Selection Editor, Sci-Arc Channel, Sci-Arc


Academic Honors        

2017                     Sci-Arc end of year show, student work

1992                    American Institute of Architects Henry Adams Medal, top graduating student

1992                    Arthur Spade Brooke Medal, for design excellence

1991                     Paul Phillipe Cret Prize, top non-graduating student

1991                     Charles Merrick Gay Prize, for outstanding ability in construction and design

1991                     E. Lewis Dales Traveling Fellow, France

1990                    Third Prize, Schenk-Woodman Design Competition

1990-1992          Chapter President, American Institute of Architecture Students

Published Citations

2018                     The Architect’s Newspaper, “New Inventions hit the mute button in open offices”, November 30

2018                     The Architect’s Newspaper, “Dutch activists launch new school for urbanism and migration”, November 12

2018                     The Architect’s Newspaper, “Will the new AutoCAD help kill the laptop?”, November 5 (with Matthew Marani)

2018                    The Architect’s Newspaper, “Community groups take the lead in the fight for affordable housing”, October 30

2018                     The Architect’s Newspaper, “Robert Venturi Obituary”, page 30,31, October/November print issue

2018                     The Architect’s Newspaper, “New Startup is building a stock exchange for high-value art”, September 26

2018                    The Architect’s Newspaper, “New York City pilots basement housing program to expand affordability”, September 13

2018                     The Architect’s Newspaper, “Self-driving homes could be the future of affordable housing”, September 12

2018                     Onramp 6, Sci-Arc publication, student work

2018                     Dezeen, Crypro-Architecture project, student work

2018                     Archinect, Blockchain models and energy production project, student work

2017                     Sci-Arc website, EDGE program, student work

2004 “Architecture as Signs and Systems for a Mannerist Time”, Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown,

Harvard University Press. Acknowledgements, Page 244

1999                     “Venturi Scott Brown and Associates 1986-1998”, Stanislav Von Moos, Monacelli Press

                              Page 206: Hotel du Department de la Haute-Garonne, Toulouse France 1992-199

                              Page 246 : Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, Philadelphia Pennsylvania 1990-1997

                              Page 271: Hotel Mielparque Resort Complex, Nikko, Kirifuri, Japan 1992-1997

1990,1991              UPenn Architecture Review : Student work

1989                     “Pen in ink”, Upenn, undergraduate student work

1988                     “The Bartlett Review, Issue 1.”: Bartlett School of Architecture and Planning, student work


Professional Work

2018 Editorial Assistant, The Architect’s Newspaper

2007-present       Principal and Founder, 731 Design Group LLC

                              Pure Chocolate, Coffee Shop, (SD, DD, CD) Stamford Connecticut (Built)

                              New Estate Home (SD, DD), Lewisboro New York (Unbuilt)

                              Renovated Estate Home (SD, DD), Mount Kisco New York (Built)

                              Renovated Apartment, Park Avenue (SD, DD), New York New York (Built)

                              New Beach House (SD, DD, CD), Stamford Connecticut (Unbuilt)

                Renovated Estate home, (SD, DD), Pound Ridge New York (Built)

1997-present       Principal and Co-founder, Apache Design Build LLC

                              New Estate Home, Develop, Design and Build, Sold, Westport CT (Built)

                              Renovation +Addition, Two Estate Homes, Develop, Design and Build, Sold, Westport CT (Built)

                              New Estate Home, Develop, Design and Build, Sold, Pound Ridge New York (Built)

                              New Estate Home, Design and Build, Pound Ridge New York (Built)

                              New Estate Home, Build, Westport Connecticut (Built)

                New Single Family Home, Develop, Design and Build, Sold, Weston Connecticut (Built)

                              Renovation +Addition, Estate Home, Design and Build, Darien CT (Built)

                              Renovation + Addition, Single Family Home, Stamford CT (Built)

                              Renovation, Single Family Home, Develop, Design and Build, Stratford CT (Built)

                              Renovation, Two-Family Home, Develop, Design and Build, Stamford CT (Landlord)

1995-1999           Principal and Founder, H5 Associates LLC

                             New Single Family Home, Develop, Design and Build, Sold, Westport Connecticut (Built)

2007-2010           Director, Barbenco Investment Advisors Inc.

                              Directed operations, client relationships, investments, and sale of business

1991-1995           Architectural Associate, Venturi Scott Brown and Associates

                            Hotel du Department de la Haute-Garonne, Toulouse France (DD)

                            Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, Philadelphia PA (SD, DD, CD)

                            Barnes Foundation Addition, Merion Station PA (SD, DD, CD)

                            Hotel Mielparque Resort Complex, Nikko Kirifuri Japan (SD, DD)


Invited Juror

2018                     Pratt Institute, Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Design, First year Mid term jury

2018                     UCLA, Jumpstart summer design program, Final review with Karel Klein

2018                     Hauser and Wirth Gallery, "Miniatures" exhibition jury

2018                     Sci-Arc, Post graduate Master of Technology Design Studio, midterm and final Jury

2018                     Sci-Arc, Third Year Undergraduate Design Studio, midterm and final jury

2018                     Sci-Arc, Fourth Year Undergraduate Design Studio, midterm jury

2003                     Yale University, Kent Bloomer final jury, Visual Studies Studio

1992                     Temple University, Donald Prowler FAIA final jury, Housing Studio

Invited Lecturer

2018                     Sci-Arc, “Blockchain Urbanism”, Advanced Architectural Theory class, Post graduate program


2018                     Curator, “Steve Izenour, Aesthetically Incorrect” at Hot Air Gallery NYC

2017                     Exhibition Design and Installation, “Apophenia” by Ruy-Klein, Sci-Arc Gallery