Bachelor of Architecture May 2019 Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Deanâ€™s List: Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017
Photoshop InDesign Illustrator AutoCAD Rhinoceros Grasshopper Revit Microsoft Office
Abilities: Study Abroad Semester Fall 2017 University of Arkansas Rome Center Rome, Italy
Drawing: Sketching & Drafting Model-making: Physical & Digital Rendering: Rhino, V-Ray, Photoshop Woodshop Experienced Basic Building Construction DSLR Photography
Carpenter Steeple Bay Construction LLC.
Binghamton, New York Summer 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 Participated in residential building construction and home renovation Achieved hands-on understanding of building systems including framing, plumbing, electrical, and roofing
Grounds Maintenance Laborer Meadow Pond Farm Little Meadows, Pennsylvania Summer 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 Served as farm-hand and machine operator Practiced problem solving skills, understanding of pasture maintenance and landscaping
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Sept 2015, 2016 Collaborated with students from differing majors, universities, and countries to participate in a design challenge addressing issues in the healthcare field
Midwest Indian Mission Crandon, Wisconsin Summer 2014, 2015, 2016 Performed maintenance work on homeless shelter and summer camp facilities Communicated within a mission team
SAN LORENZO 2017
HUDSON YARDS 2017
FOLDING ARCH. 2015
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GAP YEAR CENTER 2016
ELUCIDATE PAVILION 2016
BLUE BELL PARK 2016
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SAN LORENZO CULTURAL CORRIDOR To the east of the Termini Station is the neighborhood of San Lorenzo, a community that branches off of the ancient Aurelian walls of Rome. Here, just adjacent to the historic aqueduct gateway of Porta Tiburtina, exists a chaotic modern network of traffic that serves as the current threshold from the historic center. The design becomes not only a threshold between Rome and San Lorenzo, but also between the chaotic vehicular traffic and a developing neighborhood, creating a calm and smooth traffic system.
With an aim at eliminating congested vehicular traffic within the bounds of center city Rome, the site was designed first at the scale of the bicycle. The new route maintains an unobstructed passageway, while creating shifts that allow for bicycle storage, bus stops, and resting points for pedestrians.
The current footprint of the site is composed of an asphalt and basalt-cobblestone surface, one that is not sensitive to drainage. The city of Rome often faces drought, making the conservation of water especially crucial. In a city once dominated by aqueducts, the goal was to restore the importance and knowledge of water to everyday Roman users.
While green space and waterways became important, an effective means by which to harvest the on-site solar energy was also critical. Partnering with the mentality of the bicycle user, a system of storage was utilized. The system rents out the bicycles at a kiosk, then when returned, the energy-assisted bicycles are stowed vertically to maximize on space while returning charge. The bicycles will in the future be able to collect data, which will assist knowledge of city infrastructure patterns.
PALIMPSEST: LIBRARY AT HUDSON YARDS In the next thirty years, the Hudson Yards of New York City will evolve from what was once a vast train yard into one of the largest residential developments in history. Excitingly enough, the site is directly engaged with the Highline. In designing a new library, balance must be achieved not only through the coexistence between visitor and resident, but also through preservation and progression of a historic site. In such a busy environment, the essence of the site is sculpted by the many forms of movement that dominate, especially from the Highline. The library, taking on the concept of the literary palimpsest, seeks to become not a high-rise, but rather a park that becomes part of the very fabric covering the Hudson Yards. By definition, the palimpsest signifies the recording of information by erasing, adding, and layering of text/imagery, not dissimilar from a collage, that ultimately preserves and progresses data in a poetic fashion.
SITE MOVEMENT AS THE SCULPTOR
FOLDING ARCHITECTURE Many buildings are formed through a kit of planes and vertical pieces that compose three-dimensional space. This project was inspired by the idea of spacial zoning through the simple fold, as a two-story urban housing scheme was to be generated out of a single sheet of cardboard. This meant that no pieces could be added or subtracted, creating as little waste as possible. Reliance on the fold itself to create form became crucial. Though additions to the cardboardderived form were later accepted, this project minimized the need for additional components, as the beauty of the fold was allowed to thrive, creating a variety of spaces and window conditions.
The process begins with a flat rectangular plane. With each fold comes a new program, space is created. Some folds are intuitive, and can be undone after further exploration. With the desire of a single apartment in mind, folds are assigned meaning. While minimal space is created, each space is given a heightened function.
PHILADELPHIA GAP YEAR CENTER Traditional zoning maps are often ineffective at preserving the true character of a community. By using sensorial experiences, part one of the project was to conduct a series of analyses that would then take a new perspective on the zoning map. Aspects such as sight, smell, and sound became the most apparent and relative to the exiting site conditions. Data was gathered in the transect regarding all three, in order to compare their unique relationships within the community, and how they influence spatial decisions. Patterns began to develop in the overlap of our data. Zoning void spaces according to the senses becomes key when balancing program. The site for construction was then â€œzonedâ€? to be a Gap Year Center, and part two of the project was to envision a building, more specifically a program, with the intent of housing students in the age group between high school and college. This age group is often faced with an unclear future, to which the building provides a place of guidance for pursuing various careers. Program includes a short-term trade school, dormitory housing, a library, and roof park.
The map represents a transect on Cherry Street in Downtown Philadelphia. Multiple visits allowed for an intimate experience of the site. For this analysis, zoning was viewed through the senses. Sources of sound, smell, and visual hierarchy allowed for a new data set to be recorded, zoning each location according to its sensorial dominance.
While the sense of sound can be measured, other senses do not provide a definite number that can be measured. For this reason, a set of standards were made for each sense, then graphed comparatively within its location along the transect. The crucial step was the overlay. When noticing the locations at which certain senses collided or were absent, the potential for a given location could then be determined based on phenomenological quality.
In order to create a successful node in the community, a gap is bridged for both students and for the urban scale shift condition. Through recursive assimilation, a self-similar role is given to a student, scaling into achieved complexity through adventure of a gap year.
The fractal is a mathematical pattern that becomes infinitely complex through simple, self-similar recursions of a geometry/ curve. These patterns becomes familiar to us subconsciously, as they are phenomenons that occur in nature.
Natural growth pattern in plants occurs through three concepts: the unit of morphogenesis, the module, and the model. The process generates form as it occurs vertically and horizontally.
DORMITORY THINK TANK OFFICE
LIBRARY PUBLIC FOOD COURT AUDITORIUM
BLUE BELL PARK WELCOME PAVILION This design is the first of a series of three to be completed as the Blue Bell Park Project in Philadelphia, PA. The client called for a welcome pavilion, which would replace the existing structure at the entrance to the park. Constant visits to the park on a personal and professional level were mandatory in understanding not only site conditions, but also the energy and culture that naturally flourish. Initial design intentions began on a dangerously simple and intuitive level. The process began by taking found objects from all corners of the park, studying their relationships, and determining how to join them together. This idea developed further with scale, as the pavilion itself becomes a direct manifestation of objects naturally extruded from the ground. The threading and exploration of these â€œobjectsâ€? symbolically binds them together, a basis for play.
While the program of the building was determined by the intuitive aspects of play, the form was modified to accommodate passive design strategies. Given its location within the park, the building needed to maximize on solar shading and capturing (seasonally) while ventilating, in order to create a design that requires as little maintenance as possible.
ELUCIDATE: 2017 C_ABE GLASS COMPETITION Elucidate: to make clear, to throw light upon. The installation utilizes floating glass planes suspended delicately within a frame to create an atmosphere that provides a reinterpretation of the campus map. Planes become windows to buildings, as well as windows into the buildings, ignited by the use of posters/flyers that seek to tell the story of each campus. The project recognizes the merger of PhilaU and TJU through the eyes of the visitor.
Published on Mar 13, 2018