Category Archives: Urban Design

Bodyscape

Architectural standards based around a conceptualized average human body enforce the cultural stigma surrounding bodies that are far from that average; can a built environment generated from body variation promote acceptance and celebration of these bodies?  Non-average bodies disrupt the

Bodyscape

Architectural standards based around a conceptualized average human body enforce the cultural stigma surrounding bodies that are far from that average; can a built environment generated from body variation promote acceptance and celebration of these bodies?  Non-average bodies disrupt the

Yongsan District

Seoul is a city predicated on density with moments of relief occurring outside of the center of the city in the mountains.  Created in partnership with Jordan Barr, this Yongsan District urban proposal relies on a blend of both intense

Yongsan District

Seoul is a city predicated on density with moments of relief occurring outside of the center of the city in the mountains.  Created in partnership with Jordan Barr, this Yongsan District urban proposal relies on a blend of both intense

Hover City

I worked collaboratively with Tia Crocker and Andreas Kostopoulos to design a city for 100,000 people on a 1 square kilometer rural site outside of Chengdu, China for the 2011 Vertical Cities Asia competition.  Hover City floats above the land,

Hover City

I worked collaboratively with Tia Crocker and Andreas Kostopoulos to design a city for 100,000 people on a 1 square kilometer rural site outside of Chengdu, China for the 2011 Vertical Cities Asia competition.  Hover City floats above the land,

School Expansion

This project, developed in partnership with Kacie Comly, proposes a solution to two urban problems in New York City, overcrowded schools and abandoned construction sites, by temporarily taking over partially built abandoned construction projects for nearby schools that need more

School Expansion

This project, developed in partnership with Kacie Comly, proposes a solution to two urban problems in New York City, overcrowded schools and abandoned construction sites, by temporarily taking over partially built abandoned construction projects for nearby schools that need more

Aging Interactively

Current senior housing options in Philadelphia do not allow people to pursue their interests in meaningful ways, and residents who cannot leave them lack the unpredictable stimulation of city life.  This proposed community is built upon the individual skills of

Aging Interactively

Current senior housing options in Philadelphia do not allow people to pursue their interests in meaningful ways, and residents who cannot leave them lack the unpredictable stimulation of city life.  This proposed community is built upon the individual skills of

View Ecology

This is a proposal for a live-work art center in the gritty Kensington area of Philadelphia.  The project manipulates views to privilege the artists who live and work within and to provide teasers for the curious observer from the outside. 

View Ecology

This is a proposal for a live-work art center in the gritty Kensington area of Philadelphia.  The project manipulates views to privilege the artists who live and work within and to provide teasers for the curious observer from the outside. 

The Roving Highlighter

The Roving Highlighter, a mobile art production and display housing, is a site-specific yet constantly changing “art box” proposed for the 2010 Schenk Woodman competition.  It questions the identity and permanence of public art by asserting that there are existing

The Roving Highlighter

The Roving Highlighter, a mobile art production and display housing, is a site-specific yet constantly changing “art box” proposed for the 2010 Schenk Woodman competition.  It questions the identity and permanence of public art by asserting that there are existing