Title: Project Coordinator
Breena holds a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the School of Fine Arts at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Through working with Professor Thomas Dutton in his Over-the-Rhine Design/Build Studio in 1996 she worked on a community advocacy art project to prioritize the struggles of a city’s often overlooked members. Professor Dutton’s leadership and the students’ work with him on an agit-prop art installation were highlighted in Architectural Record’s Teaching by Example article in October 2008.
She is currently preparing for her Architectural Registration Exams and is a LEED Accredited Professional. She has worked in health care design in Denver, Colorado, and while in Chicago has worked with many local educational institutions on their projects large and small, restaurant and retail design, and currently works at OKW Architect, Inc. focusing on the remodel of a 100 year old theater in Hyde Park.
Her other non-profit involvement includes design work for Freedom by Design in Denver, Colorado (2001) and Architecture for Humanity Chicago (2004-2005).
Breena was an improv student at the Second City Training Center (2003-2004), Piven Theatre (2004), Annoyance Theatre (2007), and iO Chicago (2011).
Breena’s role in UHC is mainly spent focusing on the development of UHC’s educational programming concerning both internships (field work and administrative) and the seasonal workshops. Breena also assists with event planning for UHC’s volunteer and outreach programs and fundraising efforts with a special interest in the facilitation of UHC’s community charrette and brainstorming events.