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Portfolio

Focused on Green Building Strategies:
The 30,000 ft view of my work can be summarized by the following:
Integrating fields of design to create environments to bring communities together.
I look to weave novel, even experimental ideas into tried & true design processes so that we can find the most optimal ways to live longer, and better together. Exploration of unusual or creative ways we can engage with the built + natural world sustainably is a passion I integrate into each work here, and moving forward.

Phase 3 Savannah: Modern Grove

Feb- May 2024

Designed so visitors/residents to have a place to have most everything of
what they need- including spaces to explore, to move, to rest, for socialization, and for privacy. The mixed use residential building includes on the ground floor a 24-hr grocery, a a cafe & office, a studio/gallery for a rotating list of artisans, and finally a rentable flex-space.

Secondary priorities were to harken back to the famous grid planning,
creative zeal, classical shapes, materials, and trees of Savannah.
Given the proximity to SCAD, I decided to tailor most units towards someone who has only basic needs in their housing, while still getting the amenities of walkable urban
environments. Construction was thought through the use of columns
holding up individual modules comprising apartments that could be changed in size by adding more modules. These modules interact in a few ways with the facade, and work
together to provides areas that encourage views over to nicer areas, while discouraging views in/out of the tourist-heavy part of the site context. Specially located facade panels assist in providing energy as they are PV, once again harkoning back to the
sublime Live Oaks of Savannah

Northern Facade

Northern Facade

Riverfront Cafe/Open Office

Riverfront Cafe/Open Office

Eastern Face from Park

Eastern Face from Park

Parkside Edge

Parkside Edge

Inner Courtyard

Inner Courtyard

From Upper West Side into Courtyard

From Upper West Side into Courtyard

Afternoon Shot

Afternoon Shot

Nighttime Shot

Nighttime Shot

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Savannah, Phase 1 Architectural Center

January 2024

A 24'x24'x24', two-story building with an entrance from one street, and that incorporates the surrounding lot and city at-large.  The Center shall be a place to understand the City, to read, to work, to learn, to exhibit, to store 500 books. The garden is to be designed to accommodate a place to read, eat and rest. A small garden (20 sq. ft. min) and fountain (10 sq. ft. min) shall also be included in this space.

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Las Cavernas | An FIU Formative One Project | Dan Paul Plaza Transformation

Nov 2023- Dec 2023

Inspired by South FL climate events, limestone, and tidepools,  the park was designed to create a refuge to protect and serve the communities here. In order to serve as many of the Miami locals/visitors as possible, I excavated portions of already present soil, reinforced some others, and sculpted the rest to make four levels of park that include the following programs:

Olympic regulation pool

Walk-in/ teaching/fun pool

Diving Regulation Pool

Large Cafe

Gardens & Green Spaces for Lounging and activities

Climbing Wall

Desalination & Water Treatment Facility using swales, machinery, and limestone inside the park's structure: all open for guest learning.

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Portfolio: Projects

The Pavilion

An FIU Formative One Project:
After an eye-opening site visit to Miami's Overtown, I learned that there is a high concentration of people there that have seemingly nothing other than the items they carry. When thinking of what to give in this pavilion, I concentrated on something that looked refreshing and almost out of place amid the grey overpass; something that can take anyone out of any ruminative thoughts they're suffering through. Something so weird, that if they look and are willing to engage with, will actually reward them with a bit of fun, or a place to relax a bit.

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Portfolio: Text

Cube Project

Aug 2023- Sept 2023

An FIU Formative One Project
This first experimentation with positive and negative space was initially a work meant to play on biophilic design and the verbs separate and join.

Portfolio: Text
Portfolio: Pro Gallery

Exploring the Evolution of Sustainable Interiors: 
A Comprehensive Literature Review and Case Study on a University Campus

This is my research report done for the capstone course at the University of Florida.

Portfolio: Files

Smaller Projects

The following are examples of my skill in 2-D and 3-D projects done. There are sketches, spacial organizing, photography, digital work, and sculptures.

Portfolio: Text

AI Birthday Cards

A continuing series for enjoyment of my friends- when you can't afford a pricey gift, make one.

Portfolio: Headliner
Portfolio: Pro Gallery

Digital Work:

Graphics, posters, digital paintings

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Portfolio: Portfolio

Two-Dimensional Work

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metal pots.jpg
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Portfolio: Portfolio

Three-Dimensional Work

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Portfolio: Portfolio

Interiors: Designs and Reorganizations

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Portfolio: Portfolio
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