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07’ Harvard’s Allston Science Complex Next Phase Studios, Architects Design Architect: Behnisch Architekten, Germany Design Team Partner: Next Phase Studios Size: 1,000,000 sf Total ground floor area: 42,500 sf Expected completion: 2010

08’

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AJC work samples

Allston, MA Childcare Center / Conference Center / Fitness Center

Cable Rack Next Phase Studios, Architects

09’ Flex Module AFH Chicago Design Team

10’

Re-Locatable Classroom Open Architecture Network design competition - top 52

Dallas Urban Lab University of Texas, Austin

UTSOA: MArch II / UD 12/2011

education

WIT: BArch 05/2006

Ashley Jill Craig

New York, NY City racks design competition - top 10

Dean Almy Studio Proposed masterplan: 450 acres

11’

Master’s Design Study

MDS

South Dallas, Tx North Texas Station Master Plan


For this investigation, the main issues in question appertain to a revitalization of the contemporary American city within its existing context, with a disregard to the current building trend of expansion and sprawl. Much of the inspiration for this research can be attributed to the theory of Vittorio Gregotti, regarding architecture as modification, and the practice of Manuel De SolaMorales, regarding techniques of what he refers to as urban acupuncture.

Extension and completion [connecting + articulating]

Taxonomy of interventions:

Experience: Wentworth Institute of Technology: [WIT] Boston, MA 9 / 01 - 5 / 06 - Bachelor of Architecture Bernard Tschumi Architects: Interface Flon Railway + Metro Station, Lausanne

Addition and superimposition

Miller Boehm Architects: Boston, MA 6 / 06 - 9 / 06

Carr, Lynch, and Sandell: Cambridge, MA 9 / 06 - 4 / 07

Next Phase Studios, Architects: Boston, MA 4 / 07 - 8 / 08 Bolles + Wilson: Urban Quartier Christianberg, Copenhagen, Denmark

Through a series of writings, architect Vitorrio Gregotti develops both theory and strategies of architecture as he examines the role of the modernist project in late twentieth-century building. “The principal drive of development now addresses the transformation of the urban and territorial issues, rather than the foundation of the new. The conditions of the 80’s and 90’s will be that of building in between what is already built.” Much of the historically significant density in U.S. cities has suffered depletion due to recent factors of social and economic decline, particularly in postindustrial contexts. These factors, among others, have led to an increase of sprawl and a decrease of urban density in current development. Although the hypothesis set forth by Gregotti was developed in an earlier period of time, the task of “building in between what is already built” is essential to the revitalization of the postindustrial American city today and to the idea of architecture as a mechanistic device for urbanism. “No new architecture can arise without modifying what already exists, but the interest surrounding the notion of modification in recent years is not based on such an obvious consideration, at least if we view modification as recognizing the importance of what exists as structural material, rather than mere background, during the design process.” Therefore, the architecture of modification is born out of the realization of context as something perceivable, tangible, and editable. By way of this definition architecture becomes intrinsic to urban intervention, seeking to reveal a specific truth of both the present state of a site and the site in relationship to its geographical and historical context.

Collage and internal modification [contextual operating]

University of Texas at Austin: [UTSOA] Austin, TX 9/10 - 12/11 - Master of Architecture

O.M.A.: Souterrain Tram Tunnel, Netherlans, The Hague

Simplification and complexification

Manuel de Sola-Morales: Stationsplein, Leuven

Subtraction and repetition

Alvaro Siza: Bouca Social Housing, Porto, Portugal

The transformation of the infrastructures: “radical urban & territorial transformations & functional and formal modifications.”

Qualification of the peripheries: “the reconstruction of left-over areas between the town and the periphery.”


Work Samples 2012