Before moving to Berlin in 2010 I lived in NYC for 10 years working in the arts and design industry. I specialize in the realization of concepts and ideas for production in art and architecture. While attending Pratt Institute with a major in Illustration and Communications Design, I found the campus metal shop to be an attraction that eventually became my main focus of work. While my formal education is in creative design and software to be applied in a computer aided design world, I have acquired a great amount of working experience with advanced applications of materials in construction techniques, specializing in metal fabrication.
In 2006 I was hired by the artist Adam Kalkin to head the fabrication department of his design studio Architecture & Hygiene. While in the office I lead research and development of products, materials, and production for affordable housing and disaster relief systems. In 2007 we constructed a transformer shipping container called the Push-Button House to travel the world as a modular espresso bar. The entire project was designed and fabricated within 6 weeks. I often find myself involved in projects with impossible deadlines around unbelievable structures to be built.
The more recent projects I have been engaged with in Berlin are mostly within custom architectural metals and Art production. Due to the amount of artists moving to Berlin, there are a lot of projects to be worked on in the art industry. After working with a variety of different workshops throughout the city, I have developed a great network of creators that allows me to expand my own design-build atelier, Button Studios.