Liberal, KS (T33S - R32W - 6TH PM)
The way we live leaves traces on the Earth. The tools we use to situate ourselves in the landscape leave marks and inscriptions of these processes on the ground, becoming a direct reflection of the society that formed it. The map acts a record of these inscriptions; is an outcome of a gathering of elements for the construction of a narrative about the site’s reality. This thesis finds itself in the territory of the map, proposing that the map is also a generative tool. Using the drawing as fertile ground, this thesis attempts a predictive organization of territory through the design of four new tools for the management of natural resources in the Great Plains, a region threatened with the cumulative adverse effects of industrial farming. Each tool proposes new ways of drawing the land and acts as an instrument that reveals the landscape’s new potential.
An analysis of the 17th century Baroque church by Carlo Rainaldi.
Second Year Design Studio, with Professors Michael Young and Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa.
Four selected exhibitions while working for The Institute for Sustainable Design at The Cooper Union, The Drawing Center, NY, the Architecture Archive at The Cooper Union, and Urban-Think Tank.
01 – Lessons From Modernism: Environmental Design Considerations in 20th Century Architecture, 1925 - 1970
02 - Paul Rudolph: Lower Manhattan Expressway
03 - Architecture at Cooper: 1859-2009
04 - Torre David / Gran Horizonte
2012, 2010, 2009, 2013
In the summer of 2011 I rode my bicycle through 8 different countries, over 80 cities, and in total 4000 km.
These are a few photographs from the adventure.
The measurement of a given terrain directly translated into the design of a house and gallery for a photographer.
Second Year Design Studio, with Professors Kevin Bone and Michael Young.
A series of experimental tools to measure different landscapes and the drawings and sculptures that resulted.
Most work completed while studying sculpture under Sarah Oppenheimer.
2012 - 2013
Experiments with cutting planes, auxiliary projections, manual algorithms, and bandsaws.
2007 - 2008