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Arts@Renaissance RFP

This consulting project formed the basis of a Design Services Request for Proposals for a $200,000 construction and renovation project in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. ¬†Research practices included interviewing local arts organizations, setting up public meetings on the needs for creative space in the North Brooklyn community, designing bilingual surveys to engage local residents in design-decision processes, …

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FILM NON-PROFIT RENOVATION

Union Docs Renovation. This renovation for a documentary-film-focused organization in Brooklyn began with the client’s ambition to expand wheelchair accessibility. The insertion of a wheelchair accessible bathroom becomes an opportunity to clarify the theatrical experience from the street, starting with an expanded and well-lit hallway. The interior plan aims to open the space for flexible …

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OCCUPAD

The design can function as Info desk, bike generator station, reading nook or sleeping area for 1-2 occupiers. Unlike a standard tent, a number of occupads can be aligned to make a larger vaulted area of 8′ by 8′ or any multiple of 4′. Transparent tarps create translucency when layered, allowing some personal privacy while …

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POP-UP HOTEL

POP-UP HOTEL. Speculative renovation of 548 W22nd St. iconic arts building as pop-up business hotel for Boardroom B+B, a corporation invented by artists Chloe + TJ. More info on Boardroom B+B website. The design utilizes the existing interior, complete with exposed masonry, concrete beams, and high ceilings, to develop a narrative of cultural clientele continuing …

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GARDEN HOUSE

Residence for artist Chloe Bass, conceived for Detroit, MI location but not yet sited. Conceptual schematic for single level residence with extensive indoor planting, open kitchen, and a balance between privacy and maximum daylight. 2010-ongoing.

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African-American Museum

Prince Georges African-American Museum and Cultural Center with Bernard Tschumi Architects. Developed Schematic design and design development documents for museum in Prince Georges County, Maryland with a focus on initial massing, gallery interior design, landscape design, and green roof strategy. The 76,000-square-foot facility is anticipated to hold 34,000 square feet of permanent and temporary exhibit …

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SUPERFRONT GALLERY

SUPERFRONT, gallery renovation, Brooklyn, NY. 650 square foot gallery renovated from office demolition. Ceilings raised, brick walls exposed, floors repaired, windows replaced.¬† Open plan renovation for interdisciplinary gallery, which also hosted performances and design workshops.¬† Renovation incorporated design and construction of custom furniture, including fold-out bar. Design-build project. 2007-2008.   L to R: Demolition of …

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HARLEM RESTAURANT

Concept for restaurant covered outdoor seating. For a Harlem restaurant forced to enclose a backyard space for noise reasons, this scheme proposed a custom application of thick plastic panels. The overhead span problem was resolved by covering the space in a loop and leaving the central space open for (very quiet) serving staff. The tight …

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WRITING BOXES

Writing Boxes for the Novel Project at Flux Factory with co-designer Kwi Hae Kim. According to the brief issued by the arts collective Flux Factory, which acted as the curator and client for the project, a writer was to be placed into this space for one month to write a complete novel. The Writing Boxes …