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SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE | SYRACUSE, NY BACHELOR OF ARCHITECTURE GPA 3.6, Dean’s List Florence, Italy International Study, Spring 2018
AL DIYAFAH HIGH SCHOOL | DUBAI, UAE A-Level Examinations
RAW-NYC ARCHITECTS | DUBAI, UAE
SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE PEER ADVISOR | SYRACUSE, NY
INTERTEXT AT SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY | SYRACUSE, NY
ARCHITECTURAL INTERN Independently researched and presented a thorough analysis of the project site for a residential tower Collaboratively worked on designing an initial landscaping proposal for an outdoor recreational area in an ongoing residential project
STUDENT MENTOR Mentored the incoming class of 2021 and assisted fellow advisors with orientation events
CONTRIBUTOR Reviewed Rotimi Fani-Kayode’s photographs for Intertext, a Syracuse University Publication
Rhinoceros, V-Ray, Grasshopper, DIVA, Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, AutoCAD, SketchUp, Revit
Laser cutting, 3D printing, Woodworking, Foam cutting
English, French, Italian, Bengali, Arabic, Hindi
RENEE CROWN HONORS PROGRAM | SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARD | AL DIYAFAH HIGH SCHOOL
Awarded in recognition of academic excellence and an unwavering dedication to civic engagement
Recognition of outstanding academic performance
V PROFESSIONAL WORK
BARNACLES An interior condition prescribed by an obstinate grid breaks apart as the rectilinear containers penetrate and traverse the â€œedgeâ€?, becoming ambiguous, decontextualized objects. When applied to a self storage facility, this strategy allows for a dichotomy between layout and scape. Storage, previously relegated to awkward corners and interstitial spaces, is now the defining characteristic of an unapologetic urban object. The sculptural landscape wraps around more normative program, enabling activities like climbing and skating on the facade, and generating a new reading of the existing typology.
WEATHERING A layered landscape is gradually exposed, as the superficial, uppermost surface peels away with time, accentuating the temporality of nature and its potential to offer new and unprecedented experiences. The Willow Research Facility is housed in clearings carved out of dense foliage in a conceptual greenhouse. The shingles on the roof weather and peel away to create openings that allow light into the greenhouse below, or to reveal patches of grassland that offer recreational spaces in the midst of nature.
MONTAGE The multiplication of reflective surfaces creates an illusion of spaces that extend infinitely. Movement and activity are amplified dramatically in the urban mirror maze. The sculptural and monolithic quality of the Everson Museum is maintained in this proposal to redesign the museumâ€™s previously stagnant plaza. An elaborate installation of mirrors, borrowing from the reflective nature of the pool, transform the simple act of moving across the plaza into a dynamic performance set against a montaged backdrop of the site.
FRAME/VOLUME/SKIN A lightweight frame exists in contrast to the monolithic volumes it is supported by. The pair of contrasting elements is unified by a third element - the unfolded skin that enshrouds the object. Situated in a low-income neighborhood, the Near West Side Community Center must serve both as a landmark and a place of congregation. Visitors are welcomed into an open, lightfilled building where program is distributed across the different elements, relying on circulation through the skin to connect these elements.
PROFESSIONAL WORK Independent research and analysis of the site and local environment for an ongoing residential project by RAW-NYC Architects. The analysis includes climate and weather data, local vegetation and the feasibility of their growth on a residential tower, and views of the context.
Published on Mar 12, 2018