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Typological diagram showing the visual transformation

Typological Transformation

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PARKs Avenue centerline competition walkway concept

PARKs Avenue

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" background_animation="none" css_animation=""][vc_column width="3/4"][vc_gallery interval="3" images="22235,22238,22239,22240,22241" img_size="full" onclick=""][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_column_text] PARKs Avenue   Park Avenue in midtown Manhattan is an iconic and historically significant boulevard that suffers from a lack of activity and attractions. In collaboration with Heather Heimarck of HighMark Land Design, we entered...

Stairs

Stairs

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ReGen Boston Competition Entry

ReGen Boston Competition

[vc_row][vc_column width="3/4"][vc_gallery type="flexslider_fade" interval="3" images="21638,21640,21642,21644,21645,21646,21643,21641,21639" onclick="link_no" custom_links_target="_self" column_number="2" grayscale="no" choose_frame="default" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_column_text] Regen Boston Competition Entry reGEN Boston: Energizing Urban Housing was an international ideas competition organized by The Boston Society of Architects to propose responses to growing density in urban waterfront areas. Our proposal EMBRACING THE BROWNFIELD:...

Home/Body

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The Urban Homestead, Deep Energy Retrofit.

Deep Energy Retrofit

[vc_row][vc_column width="3/4"][vc_gallery type="flexslider_fade" interval="3" images="21621,21616,21617,21619,21618,21620,21622" onclick="link_no" custom_links_target="_self" column_number="2" grayscale="no" choose_frame="default" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_column_text] Deep Energy Retrofit An 8-year working relationship with a family just outside of Boston has resulted in an ongoing, comprehensive overhaul of their home into a sustainable urban homestead. The owners are energetic and committed...

Vernacular Process in the Mexican Cemetary

[vc_row][vc_column width="3/4"][vc_gallery type="flexslider_fade" interval="3" onclick="link_no" custom_links_target="_self" column_number="2" grayscale="no" choose_frame="default" img_size="full" images="21599,21600,21601,21602,21603,21604,21605,21606,21607"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_column_text] Vernacular Process in the Mexican Cemetary This research and exhibit documented and interpreted the Mexican pantheon (cemetery) as a vernacular setting. Formal analysis of cemeteries and grave markers, through photographs and digital models, facilitate an...

New Orleans Design Competition

[vc_row][vc_column width="3/4"][vc_gallery type="flexslider_fade" interval="3" images="21593,21594,21595,21596" onclick="link_no" custom_links_target="_self" column_number="2" grayscale="no" choose_frame="default" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_column_text] New Orleans Design Competition Hurricane Katrina’s devastating blow to New Orleans and the Gulf Coast has resulted in an unprecedented level of planning and design thinking for a more sustainable future. Our proposals for two...

Self-Sufficient Housing: deBox

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The Green Panels Prototype house

Green Panels

[vc_row][vc_column width="3/4"][vc_gallery type="flexslider_fade" interval="3" images="21549,21550,21551,21552" onclick="link_no" custom_links_target="_self" column_number="2" grayscale="no" choose_frame="default" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_column_text] Green Panels In collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Corrections and the Boston Architectural College, we developed a panelized wall system for use in affordable housing. The panel employs advanced framing and insulating techniques to...