"I BELIEVE AN ARCHITECT'S DESIGN RESPONSIBILITY IS TO CREATE BUILDINGS AND COMMUNITIES THAT UPHOLD BOTH ETHICS AND AESTHETICS."
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"my hand is the extension of the thinking process- the creative process." -Tadao Ando


ARCHITECT: PRACTICE

  • 2017-Present, IDEATE Design, Founder

  • 2013 - 2017, The Abo Group, Inc., managing principal/director of design

  • 1994- 2013, Braun+Yoshida Architects, P.C., principal/Owner, Director of Design and Operations



ARCHITECT: LICENSE

  • 1998 – Present, State of Colorado, License #ARC.00203409

  • 1998 – Present, National Council for Architectural Registration Boards


ARCHITECT: APPOINTMENTS

  • 2015-2016, American Institute of Architects, National; Regional and Urban Design Leadership Group

  • 2014, American Institute of Architects Housing Knowledge Community with Center for Global Leadership in Sustainability, “Sustainable Housing and Design in Southwest China”

  • 2012, Urban Land Institute Technical Advisory Panel, Five Points (Denver, CO)

  • 2011, American Institute of Architects, Denver Chapter; Habitat for Humanity Blue Spruce Design Build Steering Committee

  • 2010-2012, Director, American Institute of Architects, Denver Chapter


ARCHITECT: DESIGN REVIEW

  • 2017 – Present, Painted Prairie Design Review Committee (Aurora, CO) 

  • 2013 – Present, Boulevard One at Lowry Design Review Committee (Denver, CO)

  • 2006 – Present, RidgeGate Design Review Committee (Lone Tree Colorado)

  • 2002 – Present, Lowry Redevelopment Authority Design Review Committee (Denver, CO)

  • 2006 – 2012, High Point (Aurora, CO)


ARCHITECT: CERTIFICATIONS

  • 2013, Executive Energy Leadership Institute, National Renewable Energy Lab

  • 2013, Social Economic Environmental Design, Public Interest Design Institute

  • 2012, Real Estate Diversity Initiative, Urban Land Institute Colorado and Denver Office of Economic Development


ARCHITECT: HOUSING AND SUSTAINABLITY ADVOCACY

  • “Sustainable Housing and Design in Southwest China,” American Institute of Architects, Shanghai (May 2014)

  • “Confluence: Creating Communities of the Future” (September 2012), American Institute of Architects (Denver, CO)

  • “Drilling Down for Historic Five Points Revitalization” (May 2012), Urban Land Institute (Denver, CO)

  • “Benedict Park Place, Denver Housing Authority” (April 2012), U.S. Green Building Council’s Rocky Mountain Green Conference (Denver, CO)

  • “Housing that Merges Sustainability and Affordability” (May 2012), World Renewable Energy Forum (Denver, CO)

  • “Multifamily EnergyStar” (March 2011), Colorado Energy Star Summit (Denver, CO)

  • “Implementing a Multifamily Project” (December 2010), Colorado Energy Star® Summit (Denver, CO)

  • “Confluence: Social Responsibility>Sustainability” (April 2010), American Institute of Architects, Colorado and the University of Denver, Daniels College of Business, Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management (Denver, CO)

  • “Designing for the Active Adult” (February 2010), Certified Active Adult Specialist in Housing Accredited, National Association of Home Builders (Denver, CO)

  • “Design Institute” (March 2005), Urban Land Institute (Denver, CO)

  • “Designing Mixed Income Communities” (June 2004), The Art of the Deal Symposium, Civic Results (Denver, CO)


ARCHITECT: EDUCATION

  • 1994, University of Southern California, cum laude, los angeles, ca

  • 1989, East High School, DenveR CO


ARCHITECT: ACADEMIC AWARDS

  • 2014, Arthur A. and Florence G. Fisher, American Institute of Architects Travelling Scholarship, Architectural Education Foundation

  • 1994, American Institute of Architects School Medal, University of Southern California

  • 1994, Pasadena Arts Council Architecture & Design Award

  • 1994, Architectural Guild Traveling Fellowship for studies Russia

  • 1993, Quincy Jones and T. George Hayakawa Scholarship

  • 1993, Scholar-in-residence at the Gamble House in Pasadena, CA

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