Kokle is a proposal for a new bird observation tower in the Pape Nature Park, Latvia. It translates traditions of Latvian craftsmanship to produce a solution that is respectful and sensitive to its environment, familiar to place yet somewhat foreign, and ultimately iconic and beneficial for the development of the Pape Nature Park and the local identity as a whole.
       
     
 The stacked rotation of a variable core + facade module produces a flexible system for a new tourism infrastructure in Lofoten, Norway.
       
     
PATAPHYSICAL PROSTHESIS: BRINGING THE 3D PRINTING INDUSTRY TO DETROIT, MI
       
     
 Investigating the urban fabric of an informal settlement
       
     
 A sustainable vertical community in San Francisco, CA that engages the street and fosters a beautiful, healthy living environment. A curving elevated highway once directed the flow of heavy vehicular movement across the site. Today, the extrusion of this curve as a vertical community would instead direct pedestrian traffic into a secluded urban oasis. This oasis is linked to busy Folsom Street via a passage that cuts through the bottom two floors of the building, changing the flow and slowing the pace of foot traffic. A secondary skin of operable panels harvests solar energy and controls sun exposure for residential and hotel guests as it curves down the building, culminating in a series of trellises that shade the rooftop gardens of restaurants and retail spaces below.     
       
     
 A small performance center to serve the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra’s chamber music series. An architectural experience in counterpoint: repetition and variation of the structure creates a rhythm and interplay that builds throughout the composition, generating a hierarchy amongst harmonizing spaces.
       
     
 A home to facilitate the healing process for an agoraphobic woman and her twin sister.  Her story is told through the creation of an artifact: layers of newspaper clippings represent the memories of a formative past that has been suppressed by the crushing weight of an anxiety disorder - here, embodied by a coiling case of concrete. Through a ritual act of participation, the concrete is uprooted by unraveling the rope beneath it to reveal layers of tainted memories.