Over-Under Olympic Complex

The objective for this project was to introduce an olympic complex into a small Berlin town. The site was an abandoned airport runway and its size was extreme. The task was to manipulate this massive site to accommodate what turned out to be a small amount of program, even for an Olympic complex.

AQUAlbany

The Albany Riverfront has the potential to be one of the most active and exciting areas in the city.  However, it is one of the most disregarded spaces in the surrounding area.  The inconvenience created by the elevated highway, Interstate 787, has blocked access to a very appealing place.  The city edge has become underutilized, and perhaps under appreciated, because of the way architecture has hindered our ability to access it.  My goal is to introduce a new Aquatic Center along the South End river front that does not act as a barrier, but as a means of integrating the edge condition back into the city.

Urban Farm Seminary

The task for this project was to redesign a local Presbytarian seminary in Pittsburgh. The project was much larger than any previous projects because of the large requirements for program and the variety of program involved in the redevelopment. On top of the requirements, we were encouraged to add another aspect of program that would invite other aspects of the community into the religious seminary. 

A farm was introduced as a result of the addition of the Hindu culture, which brought along cows for religious purposes,  into the seminary.  It also serves as a community outreach and is the sole provider for the restaurant, ice cream shop, grocery store,and clothing store.

Educational Interaction::S.P.U.R.A. Charter School Design

The S.P.U.R.A. project located just near the Williamsburg Bridge in downtown NYC. consisted of developing an urban plan that would change the area for the best, and then further developing the art center or the school. My individual choice was to develop the school. I took this as an opportunity to design a space that I have spent so many years being a part of. I wanted to develop a building that served as a welcoming place for all of its surrounding members.

The school was to house grade school and middle school students, and the concept of mediation immediately became a strong factor.  The two schools would be in separate wings, yet there would be shared program scattered throughout the entire building.  The task here was to develop an appropriate organization to blend these pieces together.

SCE Learning Curve

This project was brought upon my class as an opportunity to research the culture of Shanghai to find out if it was an acceptable place to open a satellite school to Parsons School of Constructed Environment. The task was to design a Shanghai school of Constructed Environment that would introduce our culture to theirs, and vice versa.  This site, an elevated highway that runs between two small colleges, was an intriguing situation due to its major impact on the area.  I was very interested in the subtlety of the highways curve and began to study how to stitch the two schools together through a new school that becomes part of the highway.  The result is a floating U tower that acts as a gateway, not only on the highway, but as a visual connection to the SCE family and culture

Club Helix

For this project, the objective was to develop an athletic facility and a social club/spa. The issue was figuring out how to combine these two very different programs and create an acceptable interaction, while allowing compatibility for adults and children. The site for this project was located in downtown Columbus, in the Nationwide District, an area where new construction was taking place. The city wanted a new focal point for community children to have a place to play and for adults to come and relax away from home.

The basic idea of the facility derived from the double helix figure. It has a simple yet chaotic character that really inspired the shape and function of the building. The idea was to separate the two programs while still allowing minimal interaction. The double helix created an opportunity to let the two programs revolve around each other, creating an interesting exterior effect and a potentially problematic circulation.

White Well

The design of our canopy addresses acoustic qualities as well as lighting effects. The choice of material was derived from earlier research into the sound absorption qualities of rigid foam.  On the basis of this research and the available fabrication facilities we chose cellular styrofoam, which has a sound coefficient of .3 (at 1” foam) for 1000Hz and is easily CNC milled.  To increase the surface area, we generated a pattern that combines aspects of a grid and wave.  This pattern increases the sound absorbing surface area by a factor of 45% and animates the surface with a polychromatic glow.

Over-Under Olympic Complex

The objective for this project was to introduce an olympic complex into a small Berlin town. The site was an abandoned airport runway and its size was extreme. The task was to manipulate this massive site to accommodate what turned out to be a small amount of program, even for an Olympic complex.

AQUAlbany

The Albany Riverfront has the potential to be one of the most active and exciting areas in the city.  However, it is one of the most disregarded spaces in the surrounding area.  The inconvenience created by the elevated highway, Interstate 787, has blocked access to a very appealing place.  The city edge has become underutilized, and perhaps under appreciated, because of the way architecture has hindered our ability to access it.  My goal is to introduce a new Aquatic Center along the South End river front that does not act as a barrier, but as a means of integrating the edge condition back into the city.

Urban Farm Seminary

The task for this project was to redesign a local Presbytarian seminary in Pittsburgh. The project was much larger than any previous projects because of the large requirements for program and the variety of program involved in the redevelopment. On top of the requirements, we were encouraged to add another aspect of program that would invite other aspects of the community into the religious seminary. 

A farm was introduced as a result of the addition of the Hindu culture, which brought along cows for religious purposes,  into the seminary.  It also serves as a community outreach and is the sole provider for the restaurant, ice cream shop, grocery store,and clothing store.

Educational Interaction::S.P.U.R.A. Charter School Design

The S.P.U.R.A. project located just near the Williamsburg Bridge in downtown NYC. consisted of developing an urban plan that would change the area for the best, and then further developing the art center or the school. My individual choice was to develop the school. I took this as an opportunity to design a space that I have spent so many years being a part of. I wanted to develop a building that served as a welcoming place for all of its surrounding members.

The school was to house grade school and middle school students, and the concept of mediation immediately became a strong factor.  The two schools would be in separate wings, yet there would be shared program scattered throughout the entire building.  The task here was to develop an appropriate organization to blend these pieces together.

SCE Learning Curve

This project was brought upon my class as an opportunity to research the culture of Shanghai to find out if it was an acceptable place to open a satellite school to Parsons School of Constructed Environment. The task was to design a Shanghai school of Constructed Environment that would introduce our culture to theirs, and vice versa.  This site, an elevated highway that runs between two small colleges, was an intriguing situation due to its major impact on the area.  I was very interested in the subtlety of the highways curve and began to study how to stitch the two schools together through a new school that becomes part of the highway.  The result is a floating U tower that acts as a gateway, not only on the highway, but as a visual connection to the SCE family and culture

Club Helix

For this project, the objective was to develop an athletic facility and a social club/spa. The issue was figuring out how to combine these two very different programs and create an acceptable interaction, while allowing compatibility for adults and children. The site for this project was located in downtown Columbus, in the Nationwide District, an area where new construction was taking place. The city wanted a new focal point for community children to have a place to play and for adults to come and relax away from home.

The basic idea of the facility derived from the double helix figure. It has a simple yet chaotic character that really inspired the shape and function of the building. The idea was to separate the two programs while still allowing minimal interaction. The double helix created an opportunity to let the two programs revolve around each other, creating an interesting exterior effect and a potentially problematic circulation.

White Well

The design of our canopy addresses acoustic qualities as well as lighting effects. The choice of material was derived from earlier research into the sound absorption qualities of rigid foam.  On the basis of this research and the available fabrication facilities we chose cellular styrofoam, which has a sound coefficient of .3 (at 1” foam) for 1000Hz and is easily CNC milled.  To increase the surface area, we generated a pattern that combines aspects of a grid and wave.  This pattern increases the sound absorbing surface area by a factor of 45% and animates the surface with a polychromatic glow.

About:

I have just received a Master’s degree in Architecture from Parsons The New School for Design and would like to explore the opportunity to begin my career with a position in an architecture firm. I finished undergraduate school with a Bachelors in Science of Architecture from The Ohio State University. In addition to the knowledge I've obtained from my education, my previous experience as an architecture intern has provided me with an excellent background in the practical aspects of the field. I am a very motivated individual and believe I would be able to make an excellent contribution to a design team.

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