AIA, LEED AP BD+C
"I am the daughter of two teachers. When I am working on a school, I feel like I am working for a greater good. I am helping to create active and engaging learning environments for students. I guess it is my way of giving to the future."
Vanessa received a bachelor of design from the University of Nebraska, a certificate in historic preservation, and a master in architecture from the University of Maryland College Park before joining DLR Group in 2005.
She is a K-12 designer who focuses her energy and passions on the design intent of what her clients want and need. Vanessa takes the clients' goals and directions and composes them into a unified concept.
"I view integrated design as the synergy between all stakeholders: owner, architect, and engineers during all phases of design."
As a designer, Vanessa excels in working with clients to draw out their dreams and desires during the charrette process and interpreting those contents into a clear design theme. Some of her K-12 designs include work for Creighton Preparatory High School in Omaha, and the Bennington, Blair, Elkhorn, Millard, and Westside school districts.