Something About Me
Ernest graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 2018 with a Masters in Urban Design, as well as the Illinois Institute of Technology in 2009 with a Bachelor of Architecture degree. A UDREAM alum (2012), where the Fellowship provided an opportunity for Ernest to intern with the late Gary Carlough at EDGE Studio (now GBBN Pittsburgh).
Ernest’s career path is wide-ranging with experience in Chicago, Miami, and Pittsburgh. From these varied milieu’s came an understanding that not all cities are the same and that attention to the subtle details of how life is lived by those who dwell in a place is critical. Ernest is active in community engagement in and outside the office; ingraining himself in the communities he serves in order to help bring about greater parity. Ernest currently works at AE7 where he has been able to work on domestic and international master planning projects.
In his free time, he enjoys immersing himself in different cultures through travel, conversation, and the enjoyment of ethnic cuisine.
Utilizing the skills gained through Architecture and Urban Design to help bring about equity in the built environment so that all communities can achieve greater parity and quality of life.
Education & Certificates
Master of Urban Design (MUD)
Carnegie Mellon University
Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch)
Illinois Institute of Technology
Community Scholar in Affordable Housing
UMiami Civic Engagement & Catalyst Miami