Pratt Institute - Brooklyn, NY BA in Architecture, anticipated graduation date May 2018 The Design Alliance - Brooklyn, NY June - July 2016 Organized firm portfolio Construction documents MABETEX Group - Astana, KZ August 2015 Shadowed construction of pavilions for ASTANA EXPO 2017 TKA Architects - Cambridge, MA July 2015 Shadowed Interior Designer, Architect, Sustainability Designer, Principle, Construction Administrator, Graphic Design, Secretary, and Material Lab Worker Restorers without Borders - Brookline, MA June - August 2014 Restored antique French furniture and learned wood shop skills, colour matching, and price estimation English Russian Maya Rhino V Autocad Maxwell Reading 2
V-ray Illustrator Photoshop InDesign Drawing
Underground Railroad Museum Brooklyn, NY 2016
Co-Working House Venice Beach, CA 2016
Dormitory Project Brooklyn, NY 2015
Library Chinatown, NY 2014
Underground Railroad Museum
This project is an extension to the Plymouth Church in Downtown Brooklyn. The church in its past was a major stop along the Underground Railroad, which was neither underground nor a railroad. Its sole function was in assisting self-emancipated Africans escape from the slavery of the South. Our task was in developing a space to house artifacts that would commemorate the rich history of the church. My inspiration for this project came out of the leap of faith that the refugees took when accepting assitance along their perilous journey to the North.
The handshake symbolized this relationship and it became the concept for this project. I developed an abstract drawing that I then used to create the plans for this museum extension. Finally, an important part of this project was that a connection with the church had to be maintained and I chose to connect through the underground.
Henry St. Cranberry St.
Oranger St. Hicks St. Site Plan
Gallery Spaces - A, B, C, D First Floor Plan
Concept Drawing of the Handshake 5
This project is a mixture of a house and a co-working space located in Venice Beach, CA. A group of tech entrepreneurs created a start-up incubator and in order to get access to different sources of information they set up a co-working office for strangers. The idea economically is that the entrepreneurs are able to sustain themselves from extra money earned from the co-working office. The sharing economy is changing interactions and relationships between people through disruption of traditional modes of acquiring goods and services. My project deals with the new phenomenon of co-working. Nowadays there are more people who are freelancing and require 8
office spaces in order to work. These unconventional workers created a demand that is addressed by companies like WeWork. The co-working house is one half average home and another half that is a wrapping office building. An intention from the outset was to provide different spaces for working within the house. There are certain spaces that are private and public, while some are semi-private. The two sides of the house are separated through a wall that acts as the circulation space between the two wings.
Exploded Axonometric of Co-Work House
Thick Utility Wall
The domestic is separated from the office through a thick wall. The wall acts as circulation and place for bathrooms.
The coworking space of the project is adjusted to make it more dynamic through the proposed circulation in the thick wall.
The wall form is adjusted to hide the domestic from the public. A person walking down the street would only see the co-working aspect of the project and be oblivious to the existence of the home.
A - Co-working Space B - Living Room C - Kitchen
D - Dining Room E - Garage F - Host Bedroom
G - Bedroom H - Bathroom
The dormitory is meanâ€™t for Pratt Institute Graduate Students and it it is located in Brooklyn, NY. One of the main goals of this project was to create dormitory spaces that are spatious and not cramped as it is done often in these types of projects. The dormitory was developed from the different neighborhoods that we found around the site of the building. Our dormitory ended up incorporating an industrial corner, residential spaces, and with a commercial ground floor. The rooftop of the building is accessible to the residents. Our
facade for the dormitory provided every graduate student with a balcony access and a greenhouse space for plants. It was of utmost importance for us in this project to create a sustainable building.
Corner Facade Model
Interior View of Study Pods
Interior View of Study Pods