Working with plaster, this project explores the relationship between mass and void. Plaster is infinitely malleable and will take almost any form, making it a useful tool for understanding the juxtaposition of mass and void.
mass / void
Drawing from and extrapolating the previous plaster project, this was a study in the definition of spaces using a basswood frame and panels. From a single module, the basic form was refined and repeated to create another frame of interconnected modules, finally enclosing areas with paper panels.
panel / frame
This project explores the role light plays as an interactive material. Using plaster, basswood and opaque museum board to create a space for a light source, the design is meant to demonstrate the potential of light as a design element.
light / shadow
This project is a personal shading device that fits the body and is deployed by a movement of the wearerâ€™s arm. Made of wood, cord and paper, it consists of fixed louvers behind the wearerâ€™s head and panels that fall beside the face with a movement of his arm.
body / shade
With this group project, the aim was to express a certain feeling through design. This passageway was meant to convey a feeling of jubilance to the user as the elements direct his eye upward.
passage to JUBILANCE
South (river) elevation
Second floor: offices and storage
Design development Site plan: gallery space and outdoor theater The Museum of Music of San Antonio (MoMoSA) was an effort fo design a music musuem located facing the San Antonio Musuem of Art in the hopes of initiating a museum district for the city
la vida local MoMoSA
Floors 4, 5, 6: residential units
Floor 3: Floor 2: residential units and garden office space
Site plan: gallery space and public plaza
This is a further addition to San Antonioâ€™s potential museum district. Located facing the San Antonio Museum of Art, it is a multi-use complex constructed around a new public plaza.
lende contest MOSAIC LOFTS
Floor 1: health screening center
Floor 0: test kitchen and cactus garden
This center, located in the Parque Fundidora in Monterrey, Mexico, is meant to educate people about preventive health. It contains a medical screening center, educational galleries and a test kitchen and cafe with an adjoining garden. The garden contains both edible plants and plants with medicinal properties, particularly those native to the region around Monterrey. This garden is intended to provide ingredients for the dishes cooked in the test kitchen and cafe in order to educate people about healthy eating and lifestyle. Floor -1: gallery and mobile clinic
centro de la SALUD PREVENTIVA
career counseling private / group counseling community center exterior courtyard
The goal of this studio was for each student to choose a site in a certain area in order to redevelop and reinvigorate a neighborhood soon to be divided by a planned highway into an army base. The chosen area, along N. Walters St, leads into Fort Sam Houston. The buildings shown here are focused on providing transitional services for returning veterans at a site much closer to the army base than the cityâ€™s Veteran Affairs Hospital. The buildings are small in scale and meant to integrate with the surrounding neighborhood.
military COUNSELING CENTER
2010 a | Research
b | Survey of Broadway
c | Phased Design Proposal
This group project was produced for the Galveston Historical Foundation in May 2010. It involved three phases: (a) historical research, (b) a survey of thirty-five blocks, and finally (c) a design proposal to revitalize this historic thoroughfare in the wake of Hurrican Ike, while beautifying it and making it more accessible.
broadway CULTURAL LANDSCAPE REPORT
View of north facade
Second Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan
View of public theatre entrance
Cultural landmarks in the vicinity of the site selected for the San Antonio Dance Center
North Elevation An increasing interest in local art and the growing arts community in San Antonio combined with a renewed focus on revitalizing the downtown area have given this city a unique opportunity to designate and develop cultural corridors and districts.
san antonio DANCE CENTER
Interior court at Tadao Andoâ€™s Chichu Art Museum and Art House Project in Naoshima, Kagawa (colored pencil on Bristol board)
pencil on paper
colored pencil on paper
Tadao Andoâ€™s Meditation Space at UNESCO in Paris, France (watercolor on paper)
Left: furniture in Toyo Itoâ€™s Sendai Mediatheque; Sendai, Japan Center: vermilion screen in Tadao Andoâ€™s Water Temple Hompuku-ji; Tsuna, Japan Right: stairs at an apartment block; Kumamoto, Japan
Left: stairs at Grimshaw Architects’ Museo del Acero Horno3; Monterrey, Mexico Right: lobby in Ricardo Legorreta’s Museo del Arte Contemporaneo (MARCO); Monterrey, Mexico
Left: beach; Calvi, Corsica Right: orchids at the New York Botanical Garden; Bronx, New York
Working from a photograph, this layered image was created using several computer programs including Sketchup, Illustrator, Photoshop and AutoCAD.