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BIKE AMBASSADOR STUDY

This study of non-motorized routes between SouthWest Detroit and northern Windsor, Canada was produced for the annual “Anti-Auto Show” exhibition at Detroit Contemporary, 2013.  The project consists of 250 postcards inviting inhabitants to draw a bike path between the network of streets on either side of the international border.  The privately owned Ambassador Bridge is highlighted, …

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UNREAL BROOKLYN

The Last Newspaper Exhibition | New Museum, New City Reader VII: UnReal Estate. Published and exhibited as part of the New Museum’s “The Last Newspaper” exhibition, this conceptual design accompanied an article written jointly with artist Chloe Bass proposing a future 2030 in which Brooklyn had syndicated its culture and environmental design to various resource …

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ABU DHABI MEDIA ZONE MASTERPLAN

Abu Dhabi Media Zone masterplan with Bernard Tschumi Architects. Development Control Guidelines, open space and pedestrian route planning, produced as urban designer on master-plans and large cultural projects in the office of Bernard Tschumi Architects. The master plan for twofour54 integrates the large facilities required for full feature film production with the pedestrian scale and …

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URBAN RECYCLING PLANT

Urban Recycling Plant proposal for re-use of Pier 57 in Chelsea (New York City). Conceptual design developed for Sure We Can, affiliate of Picture the Homeless, non-profit advocate for the rights of homeless New Yorkers. Sure We Can aims to create a global model for independent can recyclers, i.e. “canners,” to create their own Canner-run, …

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Parametric Zoning Envelope

Academic research on parametric zoning, concentrated on relationship-oriented de/regulation of the built environment.  Related course taught at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning + Preservation, 2006 – 2007. The existing practice of city-wide zoning (originated in New York City in 1916 and exported around the world (witness the tower-on-a-base typology even in Dubai)) attempts …

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DETOX URBANISM

Detox Urbanism: Europan 9 competition, Syracuse Italy with Nina Ilieva and Sernhong Yu. The programs outlined in the Europan competition brief were not viable. Project research traced a complete network of toxic dumping sites through Italy. The network of sites reveals the 21st century criminal operation known as the Eco-Mafia. Unfortunately, policies that enforce the …