work samples 2006-2011
THE MOBILE HOME
scale 3” = 1’
studio design project
The mobile home has been around for years as a means of affordable prefabricated housing built in a factory, rather than on site, and then transported to the location of occupation. The most noticable problem in the design of the mobile home is the lack of natural light. An efficient way to bring in daylight is by installing large areas of windows, typically of the vertical rectangular shape. While this strategy solves the problem of lighting, it does not address the issue of the occupant’s privacy since the homes are typically arranged in a grid pattern with very close vicinity to eachother. A horizontal band of windows with a one foot thickness at floor and ceiling height allow for light to flood the home but maintain privacy for the occupants. A two foot band at eye level provides just enough view to the outdside. Sliding shutters at this level move to provide privacy in necessary parts of the home at the necessary times of day and night.
seam cover aluminum flashing EPDM roof membrane 2x4 curb
2x6 roof beams & joists closed cell spray foam insulation white alaskan cedar cladding wood balusters aluminum sheathing building paper b window head aluminum down-spout double-pane picture window
Section cut drawings and models give detail to the overall design scheme; an important part in the creation of any building. Blown-up construction details show specifically how a particular connection of materials is solved.
subflooring 2x8 floor beams & joists steel chassis
scale 3” = 1’
steel W8x24 beams anchor bolts steel ties
CMU double-pane glass
concrete footing loewen operable awning window window sill
section plywood 2x2 wood trusses gypsum board white alaskan cedar paneling
scale 3/4” = 1’
scale 1/4” = 1’
scale 1/4” = 1’
scale 1/4” = 1’
OUTHOUSE studio design project
The design of an outhouse acts as a program-less building which requires very little thought to organization of rooms and spaces and lends more thought to creative design and construction processes. The approach “make your building look like your rendering” instead of “make your rendering look like your building” developes a whole new outlook on how we design, build, and represent our work. Start with a simple volumetric shape and take a picture of it. Use photoshop to stretch/distort/warp/etc. the image of the shape. Now design the outhouse to represent this image. Halftone-ing creates a dissolving effect as the outer circles become smaller and less dense at the edges. By making a double layer of metal screen, the corners and edges become undefinable. This also provides privacy for the user. The holes of the screen allow for constant air circulation, either occupied or not, something important to consider in the design of an outhouse.
Overall, this exercise teaches the design process from a fresh angle.
INTERACTIVE ARCHITECTURE one week workshop + exhibition
PASSAGE may be understood as MUTUAL ACT or TRANSACTION that takes place between two people. This shared experience can take on many natures - coincidental, circumstantial, or intimate. Passage may also be interpreted as a PROCESS of TRANSITION from one state of being to another; a transfer of energy. Whether the energy transferred is PHYSICAL OR MENTAL, the transaction is VIOLENT. This CHAOTIC and BEAUTIFUL CHOREOGRAPHY drives our physical world and the chemistry of our mental constructs at a vividly invisible scale. THROUGH AN EVOLUTION OF TRANSACTION AND TRANSITION, IRRATIONAL PASSION GROWS INTO REASONABLE ATTRACTION. The INCUBATION of these two passages creates an environment favorable for interaction.
>> AN INTERACTION BETWEEN BOTH SIDES TRIGGERS A DIALOGUE THROUGH THE ARCHITECTURE
CHICAGO STUDIO 2009 worked in Perkins + Will office
How can a site accommodate 8,000 people and cars, while still maintaining a comfortable living environment and give something back to the city at the same time? Site: Southside Chicago, IL. The housing is a field condition, each growing from the one before. Create a topography on a relatively flat landscape. Give all residents views of the lake, the lagoon, the floating garden. Lift the housing and propel towards the lake. Conceal the parking but bring light in from above through the floating water. Create a common area for the residents. An overhang created by the growing and floating gardens. Provide protection and shade for the waters edge. Give back to the bikers, runners, visitors of the city.
VIRGINIA SOCIETY PRIZE 3-day competition
Belle Isle, an uninhabited island in the middle of Virginia’s capital city, is neither urban nor urbane: overgrown, inaccessible by automobile, and surrounded by the whitewater rapids of the James River, it is a wild place. Design one or more spaces that act as a repository for the variable, ephemeral, and ultimately personal narratives arising from individuals’ experiences of the island. This space should be a place for sharing and interpreting stories of all kinds and from all sources. The size and scope of the space is up to the designer, but it is assumed that the intervention remain fairly small.
flower floats u p o n w a t e r
P ARCHITECTURE a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area
architecture \ˈär-kə-ˌtek-chər\ n.
the art of designing and building structures
belle isle. ric hmond. v a
f loat ing parc
2.0 flower grows f r o m e a r t h
park \pärk\ n.
3.0 flower h a n g s o v e r
MINE THE GAP
2010 Chicago design ideas competition A g r i c u l t u r a l
The Chicago Architectural Club hosted the 2010 Chicago Prize Competition: MINE THE GAP, a single-stage international design ideas competition dedicated to examining one of the most visible scars left after the collapse of the real estate market in Chicago: the massive hole along the Lake Michigan shore that was to have beenâ€”and may yet beâ€”the foundation for a singular 150-story condominium tower designed by an internationally-renowned Spanish architect. What to do with the gap?
park in a city offering recreation and attraction to residents and visitors
self-propelled road vehicles designed to carry passengers
+ link the city to the LAKE
a place in a city used by both people and vehicles for public recreations and attractions
(a 3-step process)
a familiar reflection of the lake
a framed view of our urban lake
water site plan
a vertical topography from the lake
MINE THE GAP
2010 Chicago design ideas competition the urban lakes hang from the ARK
The urban ARK redefines the skyscraper within the city. The new archetype pools Resources for an example of a living Agricultural Ko-op. The modern tradition of Chicago expands beyond Burnham, Sullivan, and Wright into the 21st century as the wide shoulders of the midwest introduce our largest untapped resource. This resource will now have an architectural impact. The urban ARK presents the love affair of water and sky within the prairie city as a building type with cycles and seasons.
the southern façade optimizes daylight and exposure for ARK users.
the northern façade camoflauge for the ARK .
water is pumped to alternate garden-balconies to provide Agricultural Resource Ko-ops to all inhabitants of the urban ARK
the ARK floats above the urban lake
the ARK grows from the urban lake
“luca brasi sleeps with the fishes”
illuminated light box with Agora graphic (additional storage) center support and power supply
extra storage concealed behind kiosk signage main display area (shelving or hanging units) 8.5’
counter top display space
seating/extra display space
sustainable bamboo locking cabinetry storage TOP SHELVING/ HANGING
stationary metal base
OSCAR De La Renta
KIOSK AGORA MALL
internship with Bloom Interior Architecture Kiosk design for Agora Mall in the Dominican Republic. Commissioned to design and construct multiple kiosks to be placed throughout the mall. Headed design, material selection, and overall graphic placement.
DON JULIO KIOSK
internship with Bloom Interior Architecture Don Julio Tequila Kiosk to promote the brand to nearby shoppers. Multiples to be built and placed in malls and airports in South Florida. Commissioned to design all elements of the structure as well as configure graphics. Involved in architectural drawings and presentations to the client.
EMBOSSED LOGO ON LEATHER PANEL BACKLIT ACRYLIC PANEL STAINLESS STEEL SIDE PANELS LCD SCREENS FOR PRODUCT STORY LEATHER PANELING 18”
JOHNNIE WALKER INSTALLATION internship with Bloom Interior Architecture
Shop and private relaxation bar design for Johnnie Walker. Commissioned to design and build for La Guardia Airport as first of many installations. Improved old renderings and graphic presentations for client.
TASTING BAR MIAMI
internship with Bloom Interior Architecture Tasting Bar for Miami International Airport to be re-branded every four months. Commissioned to design bar, projection canopy and screens, vinyl graphics, and bottle glorifiers. Headed bar and canopy design, material selection, graphic designs and oversaw construction progress. Currently built and operating.
>> BAR INSTALLED IN AIRPORT
glass counter top 3/8” bendable plywood
LED panels LED strips
logo on acrylic
stainless steel trim
4 drawers 12”W 12”D 16”H
3/8” bendable plywood
stainless steel 6”
>> HOSPITAL LOBBY
SIDE ELEVATION 121”
4” .25” 4”
internship with Bloom Interior Architecture Privately owned exclusive hospital to be built in Lusail, Qatar. Commissioned to design three interior courtyard spaces and three main lobby spaces. Headed overall courtyard design, material and furniture selection, custom product design, focus sculpture for lobby design and presentations to the client.
LOTUS TOWER DOHA
internship with Bloom Interior Architecture Privately owned apartment complex to be built in Doha, Qatar. Commissioned to design lobby, reception, and elevator areas. Involved in design process, material and furniture selection, graphics/pattern design and presentation to clients.
>> ELEVATOR LOBBY
>> SEATING AREA
>> ENTRANCE AND ETCHED MARBLE
NE 2ND AVE
THE URBAN ARK thesis 2011
BISC AYNE BLVD
The urban ark is an Agricultural Resource Ko-op which unites the urban car and the urban park under one skyscraper. This study currently takes place in a city where underground parking cannot exist because of an underlying aquifier and where the green space percentage is below the national average... Miami, FL.
NW 46TH ST
FONTAINE BLEAU RESORT
W 41ST ST
NE 2ND AVE
195 JULIA TUTTLE CSWY
VD BL DE DA
QUANTUM ON THE BAY OPERA TOWER
ADRIENNE ARSHT CENTER
LINCOLN ROAD MALL
COLLIN S AVE
AMERICAN AIRLINES ARENA
PORT OF MIAMI EVERGLADES ON THE BAY STEPHEN P. CLARK GOVT CENTER
Y SW RC THU CAR MA 395
MIAMI TOWER MINT AT RIVERFRONT
BRICKELL FINANCIAL CENTER
ICON BRICKELL N/S TOWERS
SE 2N D AV E
PLAZA ON BRICKELL TOWER I PLAZA ON BRICKELL TOWER II
INFINITY AT BRICKELL
FOUR SEASONS HOTEL
E AV MI MIA
E AV LL KE SANTA MARIA IC BR
JADE AT BRICKELL BAY
VIZCAYA MUSEUM & GARDENS
WASHI NGTO N AVE
900 BISCAYNE BAY
TEN MUSEUM PARK
N MIAMI AVE
395 MACARTHUR CSWY
ER CK BA EN CK RI Y W CS
A s Americans, we live in a c a r c u l t u r e . P e o p l e a r e r e l u c t a n t t o p a r t w i t h t h e i n d e p e n d e n c e , f r e e d o m , a n d th r i l l that individual travel p r o v i d e s . T h e a u t o m o b i l e h a s b e c o m e i n d i s p e n s a b l e t o m o d e r n l i f e i n A m e r i c a , l i k e electricity and running w a t e r. T h e m o t o r c a r p r o m i s e d , a n d c o n t i n u e s t o p r o m i s e , d e g r e e s o f f r e e d o m a n d outright convenience in t r a v e l n o t o ff e r e d b y o t h e r f or m s o f t r a n s p o r t a t i o n . U n t i l t h e r e i s a n o t h e r f o r m o f i n dividualized transporta t i o n , t h e c a r w i l l r e m a i n a n i n t e g r a l p a r t o f o u r s o c i e t y. T h e urban ARK unites the u r b a n c a r a n d t h e u r b a n p a r k t o g e t h e r i n a n u n c o n v e n t i o n a l w a y, b u t s u r p r i s i n g l y fu n c tions similarly to how t h e A m e r i c a n c u l t u r e i s a c c u s t o m e d t o e x p e r i e n c i n g “ p a r k i n g ” a n d “ p a r k . ” I t i s a c r eation o f a positive tran s i t i o n e x p e r i e n c e f r o m c a r t o d e s t i n a t i o n .
pre-cast concrete sup p o r t s steel cable barriers
park railing 12â€? - 18â€? of planting soil I-beams curved along perimeter and interior truss spanning between I-beams concrete casing truss structure suspending parking ring
THE URBAN ARK thesis 2011
This thesis lives the rule of always being loyal to yourself, to others, and most importantly your work. Living each day to be the best version of myself influenced every aspect of this year. I strive to help others and build strong relationships based solely on the work. We are always... coming in.