Vermont Avenue Project

PROJECT: Design by CLARK Architecture + DESIGN and built by CRIXUS Construction

ROLE: Lead Project Manager during construction and approving designer of all submittals and furniture finishes. Produced design concept and client presentation material. Completed construction document set and managed permit submission. Aided in programming + design development. 

 

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Twentieth Street Project

PROJECT: Design by CLARK Architecture + DESIGN and built by CRIXUS Construction

ROLE: Lead Project Manager during construction and approving designer of all submittals and furniture finishes. Produced design concept and client presentation material. Completed construction document set and managed permit submission. Aided in programming + design development. 

 

Eye Street Project

PROJECT: Design by CLARK Architecture + DESIGN and built by PERIS Construction

ROLE: Lead Project Manager during construction and approving designer of all submittals and furniture finishes. Produced design concept and client presentation material. Completed construction document set and managed permit submission. Aided in programming + design development. 

 

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HEX Chair Design

PROJECT: HEX Design Chair for the Make-it Design Competition hosted by Urban Outfitters
DESIGN: The concept of this chair was to create a chair that would fit the Urban Outfitters aesthetic while accommodating small apartment living. The upholstered HEX with wooden legs was designed in the form of a hexagon to merge the cozy Papasan style chair with a lounge chair. The 'Hex' arms provide the comfortable solution to widen the chair and remove stiff arms for a clean yet cozy design.

Immersion Hotel Cyprus

THE CHALLENGE

Develop a hotel design concept in another country and address cultural and site specific implications regarding your design.

THE DESIGN

The IMMERSION HOTEL CYPRUS is for those who want to travel for longer periods of time to experience an in depth cultural immersion. The hotel provides accommodations for long stays and has a unique program element. A business center is located on the top floor to help individuals fuel their extended stay with freelance or tele-work. This space includes quiet breakout workspaces and a conference room that can be used by Cypriot entrepreneurs connecting with global visitors. The first floor also allows invites the Cypriot community to infuse it's culture with a vibrant market space.

Architecturally this space integrates it's self with it's cultural and geographic site. It is located on the vivid well-known Ledras Street that is positioned on the South Greek Cypriot side of the divided capital city of Nicosia. The grid system that lies within the space is developed from the intersecting street angles and the architectural organization divides two sides with three areas of intersection in the middle implying the coexistence of two communities, the Greek and Turkish, in one divided country.

The intent of connection also reinforces itself with tiled feature walls that serve externally as rain water harvesters and internally as way finding elements. Additional benefits of these floor penetrating walls is to add a connection to nature, noise reduction between public and private spaces and cools indoor air.

PROJECT: Institutional Studio Project

DIRECTION: Professor Michelle LeTourneur

DURATION: 12 Weeks

Desk Design + Construction

THE CHALLENGE

The net-zero Harvest Home was built for as part of The Department of Energy Solar Decathlon competition. I was asked to design a desk to accommodate the needs of the space while embracing the challenges that lie within the design of this net-zero home and its user.

THE DESIGN

Based on the floor plan of the bedroom, the desk was design to fit in a small space adjacent to a secondary entrance. With this in mind, the design I developed included a lowered ledge to allow the user a place to put items such as keys down when entering or leaving the bedroom, assuming this entrance would be most used by the individual. The height of this ledge accommodates both sitting and standing functions. This home was built for a military vetern and therefore the width of the desk address the wheelchair door clearance and is ADA compliant. The desk is built out of bamboo and uses a combination of dowel and cap screw joinery.

PROJECT: Team Capitol DC Harvest Home for Dept. of Energy Solar Decathlon; 

DIRECTION: Ryan McKibben, The Catholic University of America

PRESS: Solar DecathlonGWU | GW TODAY | Energy.govArchDailyInhabitat 1 |  23 | Green Passive Solar | Eco Building

DURATION: 4 weeks - Design + Full-sized Prototype Construction
                      1 week - Final Construction

This desk was showcased at The Department of Energy Solar Decathlon in Irvine, CA on October 3-13, 2013 and then given to a military veteran in conjunction with The Wounded Warrior Project.

Sketch London

Sketch London is a series of sketches done in London during a travel course in the summer of 2013.
My mediums of choice were a black uniball ink pen and a Copic 0.003 fine point for the majority of sketches. Prismacolor cool grey 20%,50% and 80% and Winston & Newton watercolors were used for shadow and color studies.
Throughout the course I became more confident and steady with lines, line weights and shadows. I learned to sketch both one and two point perspectives and utilized a variety of visual techniques to study architectural forms. Learned and experimented with a variety of rendering techniques using markers and watercolors. All field sketches were completed on site.

DIRECTION: Professor Stephanie Travis

DURATION: 2 week course; live sketch sessions range from 5 minutes to 1 hour.

Sketches are displayed from September 5, 2013 – October 11, 2013 at the ARCHER showroom in Georgetown, Washington D.C.

Folded Architecture

THE CHALLENGE

To turn a two story house located in the Pyrenees Mountains of Spain into an inspiring retreat and the concept to be derived from a piece of furniture.

THE DESIGN

This home uses a singular plane that folds into walls, floors and furniture to create spaces. The concept inspiration came from the Flux Chair which is made of one piece of material and can easily assemble and disassemble.

The client, an architect escaping the busy city, can retreat into this minimal home unified by the geometry and complementary to the snow outlooks on all sides. A space for artistic thinking of strong geometric framework, custom furniture and unique spacial depth.

PROJECT: Snow Haven by Interior Deck international design competition

DIRECTION: Professor Emily Feldman

TOOLS: Hand-Drafting, Sketchup, Adobe Suite

DURATION: 8 WEEKS

Hand Drafted Kitchen

The Kitchen Project was hand drafted as-built construction set of our existing kitchens.
During the duration of this drafting course, I learned the principles of drafting and construction methods which were reflected in the final project.
All drawings were done by hand on vellum in graphic.

DIRECTION: Professor Michael Abrams

DURATION: 4 weeks