Hydrotherapy Treatment Center | New York City, NY | Fall 2015 Professors: Douglas Oliver and William Cannady, Partner: Kelly Beckman In creating a hydrotherapy treatment center and spa, we created space of escape and program variation while also capitalizing energy efficiency. Organizing the diverse set of programs and room types into a matrix of wet vs. dry … More Can a building be designed around water?
Houston Public Libraries | Houston, TX | Fall 2013 to Fall 2015 Center for Civic Leadership at Rice University Houston Public Library (HPL) has a system of 34 community libraries known as Neighborhood Libraries. By analyzing library activity data using GIS software, we created 34 maps showing what those “Neighborhood Library Customers” were actually doing. We found that most libraries … More Can libraries keep up with demand?
Ennead Architects | Manhattan, Kansas | Fall 2014 to Spring 2015 Partners: Tomas Rossant and Kevin McClurkan The project is a $70 MM, 200,000 sqft renovation and expansion of the existing Seaton Hall, the building for the College of Architecture, Planning and Design at Kansas State University. I spent my year at Ennead on this … More Can design foster creativity?
Inner City, New Town | Fifth Ward, Houston, TX | Fall 2013 Professor: Albert Pope, Partner: Adelina Kovela The premise of Inner City, New Town suggests that intelligent urbanism can address the immediate pressures of global climate change in addition to current socioeconomic and housing issues within the city. Situated in one of Houston’s most … More Can a sustainable city be created through density?
Headquarters for the European Southern Observatory Santiago, Chile | Spring 2013 Professor: Troy Schaum Through a formal study and investigation, a chosen simple form allowed for a significant amount of variation and complexity. When this form is aggregated in groups of four, the plans produced are specific and derivative shapes that can be paired with different … More Can a tower be social?
Quad Renovation at College Dormitory Rice University, Houston, TX | Spring 2013 Beginning in the Fall of 2011, a committee was formed to address the usability and drainage problems in the Quad at McMurtry College Dormitory at Rice University. Adam Bloom and I carried out the project over the following summer, and worked with the … More Can landscape transform a community?
Residential | Fifth Ward, Houston, TX | Fall 2012 Professor: Jesus Vasallo The project takes this seemingly urban problem, and architecturalizes it. Through an offset grid of circles, selected extrusions and cuts, and a programmatic importance sectionally, a new residential typology is explored. Through a series of operations, a plinth and towers stemming from the … More Can architectural solutions solve urban issues?
CelebrateART Guerrilla Advertising Campaign Rice University, Houston, TX | Spring 2012 CelebrateART is an annual campus-wide festival at Rice University meant to raise artistic invigoration and awareness. As publicity director, marketing for an unestablished, inaugural event was a heavy charge, and required an “attention grabbing” campaign. GuerrillaART is an overnight installation-based marketing campaign that puts … More Can an ad campaign ignite a fire?