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Acconci Studio, Brooklyn, NY, US, Architectural Designer
Urban Design Build Studio, Carnegie Mellon, John Folan, Student Architect
Carnegie Mellon University, Welding Monitor
Cody Design Group, Intern Architect
Carnegie Mellon University, BArch, Architecture
SEED Competition: Urban Design Build Studio, 1st Place
project: CAFE 524 Homewood Pittsburgh PA
Design Team: Carnegie Mellon University Urban Design Build Studio lead by John Folan
Gindroz Prize, Grant
The prize is awarded yearly to a music or architecture student and provides a $7500 stipend to support a student pursuing summer study of traditional architecture and urbanism or music in European towns and cities. The foundation recognizes the life-changing potential of immersion in a culture, language, and environment.
My proposal titled: Perception through sound and image: Architecture of the Ages, was announced winner of the Gindroz Prize in December 2008. I travelled to Europe in the summer of 2009 for two months, and had the amazing opportunity to visit cities: Paris, Toulouse, Lyon, Munich, Berlin, Vilnius, Prague, Vienna, Venice, Florence, Barcelona, and Geneva. Following my travels and study of public sounds and space in the different cities, I exhibited my interpretation of the experience in a gallery opening at Edge Studio in Pittsburgh, PA: developing models, drawings, and sound recordings for eight of the cities travelled to. This experience continues to influence my ideas of how design impacts everyday culture and experience of a place.
Epic Metals Competition, 2nd Place
In collaboration with colleague Matt Huber, Prompt was to design the assigned water research center along the Homestead Grays Bridge to the Waterfront, Pittsburgh.
Our design responded to the need for pedestrian crossing, the commoditization of the water research center and production line experience of getting across the bridge by conveyor belt, built entirely of Epic Metal components. Furthermore, in order for water research to be accomplished both in the river and of rain water, a canopy over the bridge was designed to collect rain water directing the water to filtration centers incorporated with the structure of the bridge.
In collaboration with peers Ellen Garrett, Douglas Farrell, and Adam Aviles, research consisted of a full scale installation named Unhealthy for Sensitive People: welded steel pipe system, located at the cellar of an adapted Catholic School Building, now art gallery, UnSmoke Systems in Braddock, PA.