Julia understands the unique influence of architecture to create connections between history, culture, and the environment to enhance the human experience through design. Her curiosity and desire to learn from the existing environment informs a creative process that seeks to propose new, thoughtful solutions.
Julia earned a Bachelor of Architecture from Penn State University, with minors in Architectural History, Anthropology, and Environmental Inquiry. This expanded range of study broadened her worldview and shaped her into the designer she is today. During her time at Penn State University, Julia was recognized with several distinctions and had the opportunity to travel throughout Europe during her semester abroad program based in Rome, Italy.
Her previous work experience at small firms in Pittsburgh and New York City have accelerated the development of her knowledge and interests. She has a passion for increasing awareness of sustainable practices and development. Julia’s involvement in her community and region has always been a priority, from spending summer weeks in the Appalachian Region repairing homes to her time volunteering at local food banks and parks. Julia is currently on the path to receive her architecture license.