Transitions | Vargas, Venezuela | 2008
Transitions is a project that examines the current practices of temporary disaster relief housing and looks to improve the transition from temporary inhabitance to permanent re-growth. Completed over two semesters of research and design, Transitions concludes with an easily constructed shelter that converts into a permanent home for disaster victims. These permanent homes create a community that provides structure and life to destroyed areas.
+/- | Colon, Panama | Summer 2006
During a three month residence in Panama City, Panama, my classmates and I were tasked with documenting and mapping the main 16 block median/ park in Colon, a port city located on the opposite end of the Panama canal. Over several trips to the city, we photographed, measured, and observed the median before proceeding to map, or diagram the median in our own way. The in-depth study of the median and it's surroundings were meant to help MIVI, or the Ministry of Housing, in the design of an urban renewal scheme for the park. The preliminary ideas for the design scheme were presented by the mayor at a city-wide exhibition in Colon.
The Way Station | Kiowa National Grasslands, NM | Spring 2006
The Way Station is an installation hovering above the surface of the Kiowa National grasslands near Clayton, New Mexico. Intending to draw tourists further into the park where they can view a portion of the historic Santa Fe Trail, the installation provides covered sleeping, walking, and viewing spaces for visitors while having a minimal impact on the surrounding area.