- WBEZreporter, 2013 - present
- The Architect's NewspaperAssociate Midwest Editor, 2012 - present
- ChicagoistStaff Writer, 2011 - 2014
- Kartemquin FilmsIntern, 2012 - 2012
- Time OutOnline production intern, 2011 - 2011
- Clean Energy TrustCommunications intern, 2011 - 2011
- UCLA - Dept. of Earth and Space SciencesSummer research fellow, lab assistant, 2010
- Cornell University - Dept. of Biological and Environmental EngineeringStudent researcher, lab assistant, 2009
- Cornell University - CALS - Alumni Affairs, Development, and CommunicationsCommunications intern, 2009
- APG Investments US, Inc.Legal intern, 2008
- New York State Dept. of Enviromental ConservationPopulation monitor, conservation intern, 2007
I play bass and guitar, and spend my free time homebrewing and exploring Chicago.You can read more about me on my website.
- Northwestern UniversityJournalism, 2010 - 2012
- Cornell UniversityNatural Resources, 2006 - 2010
This map sheds light on Chicago's $1.7 billion in tax-increment financin...
A screen shot of Chicago Cityscape's interactive TIF map. (Courtesy ChicagoCityscape.com) The open-data site Chicago Cityscape has mapped hu
National Endowment for the Arts awards nearly $75 million in grants acro...
Among the 1,023 awards announced May 6 is one to Make Music New York to support a one-day festival of free, participatory outdoor concerts.
Elegant studios, clean kitchens, Ohio Chabad Center get big praise at Ch...
P. K. VanderBeke's Live/Work Gallery The Chicago chapter of the American Institute of Architects this week honored tiny, often overlooked wo
Oberlin breaks ground on LEED Platinum hotel complex by Solomon Cordwell...
(SCB, The Olympia Companies) Work is currently underway on a new mixed-use development at Ohio's Oberlin College that, once complete later t
Kansas City's Union Station hires Burns & McDonnell for $7.5 mil...
Preliminary renderings show Kansas City's rail hub could have a new landscape design by 2017. (Burns & McDonnell) Kansas City's main rail st
The art and science behind the glow of Chicago's skyline
Why Chicago’s tell-tale orange skyline is becoming history, plus a look at whether the city will choose to go darker or light up like Disney
Video> Michael Adlerstein & John Gering on retrofitting the Unite...
The United Nations Headquarters site in Manhattan (seen here in 1985) covers approximately sixteen acres from 42nd to 48th Streets between F
Orphaned segment of Minneapolis skyway destined for art installation, mo...
(Dream the Combine) In February, a Twin Cities design firm advertised an unusual yard sale of sorts. CityDeskStudio offered to pay $5,000 to
Why apartments are the blind spot in Chicago's recycling program
Here's why there's no recycling offered at so many large apartment and condo buildings.
Here are the 60 designers exhibiting at the inaugural Chicago Architectu...
Chicago, photographed by Iwan Baan for the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial. More than 60 design firms across four continents will co
On view> Architecture talks back at the Art Institute of Chicago'...
A printed-out Twitter feed on display in the Art institute of Chicago. (Kristen Moreau) Chatter: Architecture Talks Back opened at the Art I
Populous unveils a swooping new arena, downtown entertainment district f...
Conceptual renderings of the Milwaukee Bucks new arena, and the surrounding entertainment district, were release April 8. (Populous, HNTB, E
On View> Architecture students to fill Museum of Contemporary Art St....
(Courtesy Washington University) Graduate students at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts of Washington University in St. Louis are b
Sustainable development plan for Northeast Ohio takes top honors in 2015...
Northeast Ohio Sustainable Communities Consortium A plan to steer northeast Ohio toward sustainable growth won a top planning award this wee
Unveiled> Columbus, Ohio redevelops site of dead downtown mall
(Courtesy NBBJ) The future came into focus last week for the site of a defunct mall in downtown Columbus, Ohio. By the time City Center mall
Just six logs keep this cafe warm and cozy in Buffalo, New York
Cafe Fargo in Buffalo, New York has no mechanical heating system. (Florian Holzherr) Wintry Buffalo, New York is about the last place you mi
Deborah Berke uses modern design, modern art to revive Indianapolis' Old...
A rendering of the proposed 21c Museum Hotel with the old City Hall (left), which will be come an art museum and housing for arts-related pr
Twin Cities architects will pay you $5,000 to take this piece of the Min...
This defunct chunk of the minneapolis skyway is currently gathering dust. (citydeskstudio) Minneapolis architects CityDeskStudio are sitting
MCA Chicago unveils new logo, plans for image overhaul with help from Jo...
MCA Chicago, 220 E. Chicago Ave. (Peter McCullough) Change is underway at Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art. At a press conference Friday
Video> Shanghai Talks: Toronto city planner James Parakh talks skyscr...
Toronto (Christine Wagner via Flickr) Last September the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat invited me to serve as the special medi