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Writing by Day

I have spent more than a decade writing for international architecture and design firms. During my career, I led research and marketing strategy and wrote about consumer and design trends. My work has been featured in Building Design + Construction Magazine.


During my career, I created and launched a corporate blog series focused on trends which was one of the most successful drivers to both the blog and dot com and improved the amount of time readers spent on the blog. It had the longest "read time" on the corporate blog, increasing "time spent on page" analytics to over seven minutes (double the average read time), an impressive measure in a world of decreased attention spans. 

Building Design + Construction Magazine

Smart Buildings Can Optimize Wellness  (May 29, 2019)

Employees want wellness initiatives built into their work experience, especially when they’re in spaces that can leave them feeling stiff, stressed, and sick.

9 Tech Trends in 2019   (January 28, 2019)

Innovations in voice recognition, cognitive neuroscience, and biometrics are among the trending tech topics for 2019.

The Hotel of the Future Has the Right Amount of Tech  (November 10, 2017)

It's no surprise that robots have chosen hotels to invade first—after all, in no other sector or building is service so highly valued and scrutinized. How much do guests value human interaction over touch-of-a-button convenience? 

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Blockchain in Architecture & Design  (March 13, 2019)

Blockchain technology has evolved from a protected digital ledger for the financial services industry to now being utilized by industries such as real estate and design. However, blockchain technology’s enormous potential on businesses and consumers has not been fully realized as this technology is still evolving. But when it comes to technology, the last one to adopt loses.

Gen Alpha, The Digi Natives  (May 1, 2018)

Because trendspotting isn’t challenging enough, into our world comes Gen Alpha (7 and younger), which is learning differently and influencing brands even before they are born. What kind of world will they be living in? 

Job Survival in the AI Workplace  (July 26, 2017)

Can smart machines and humans happily co-exist? Or are we doomed to a future of servitude to smarter, more efficient robot overlords?

High-Rise Innovation  (December 15, 2016)

As megacities expand and the list of cities-turned-megacities continues to grow, densification and limited resources make the tall tower fundamental to achieving high density within a small footprint. 

Mall of the Future (March 21, 2016)

Though in-store is still the preferred shopping method for the majority of consumers, the strength of e-commerce and the impact of technology continue to rise. As shopping center owners and operators look to use technology in innovative ways to support their brick-and-mortar tenants, how do developers balance creative digital solutions with economic feasibility?

The Convenience Factor  (February 10, 2015)

Little did Roald Dahl know when he authored his legendary novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in 1964 that the impatient consumerism of one of his most memorable characters would eventually be targeted, and even relished, by the retail industry at large. Veruca Salt, with her “I want it now” musical tirade in the 1971 Mel Stuart film adaptation, would have been quite pleased with the likes of Amazon Prime.

*This work was completed while I was employed at CallisonRTKL

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