PEP
Perpetual Emergent Path
Daytime Shade Corridor

Perpetual Emergent Path

Combination of concept icon and perspective of Palm Walk during the day with PEP canopy overhead between the palm treesCombination of concept icon and perspective of Palm Walk during the day with PEP canopy overhead between the palm treesCombination of concept icon and perspective of Palm Walk during the day with PEP canopy overhead between the palm treesCombination of concept icon and perspective of Palm Walk during the day with PEP canopy overhead between the palm trees

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Night perspective showing the illumination of the PEP canopy for an art exhibition and performance space off of Palm WalkNight perspective showing the illumination of the PEP canopy for an art exhibition and performance space off of Palm WalkNight perspective showing the illumination of the PEP canopy for an art exhibition and performance space off of Palm WalkNight perspective showing the illumination of the PEP canopy for an art exhibition and performance space off of Palm Walk
Section drawing showing the scale and relationship of the PEP canopy with the palms and university buildings along Palm WalkSection drawing showing the scale and relationship of the PEP canopy with the palms and university buildings along Palm WalkSection drawing showing the scale and relationship of the PEP canopy with the palms and university buildings along Palm WalkSection drawing showing the scale and relationship of the PEP canopy with the palms and university buildings along Palm Walk
Study sketch illustrating the morphing nature of the PEP shade canopy system with hydraulics that shift the shapeStudy sketch illustrating the morphing nature of the PEP shade canopy system with hydraulics that shift the shapeStudy sketch illustrating the morphing nature of the PEP shade canopy system with hydraulics that shift the shapeStudy sketch illustrating the morphing nature of the PEP shade canopy system with hydraulics that shift the shape
Pair of detailed isometric drawings at the scale of the person and the joint of PEP showing how the components interactPair of detailed isometric drawings at the scale of the person and the joint of PEP showing how the components interactPair of detailed isometric drawings at the scale of the person and the joint of PEP showing how the components interactPair of detailed isometric drawings at the scale of the person and the joint of PEP showing how the components interact
Long concept section sketch showing the flexible relationship between the PEP shade canopy with the palm trees and studentsLong concept section sketch showing the flexible relationship between the PEP shade canopy with the palm trees and studentsLong concept section sketch showing the flexible relationship between the PEP shade canopy with the palm trees and studentsLong concept section sketch showing the flexible relationship between the PEP shade canopy with the palm trees and students
Combined perspective looking down from the PEP shade canopy and a series of variable use diagrams for canopy changesCombined perspective looking down from the PEP shade canopy and a series of variable use diagrams for canopy changesCombined perspective looking down from the PEP shade canopy and a series of variable use diagrams for canopy changesCombined perspective looking down from the PEP shade canopy and a series of variable use diagrams for canopy changes
Initial concept sketch for the flexible canopy and ball system for the reactive PEP shade ideaInitial concept sketch for the flexible canopy and ball system for the reactive PEP shade ideaInitial concept sketch for the flexible canopy and ball system for the reactive PEP shade ideaInitial concept sketch for the flexible canopy and ball system for the reactive PEP shade idea
Massing model showing the relationship between the university buildings with the various nodes on Palm Walk for PEP to useMassing model showing the relationship between the university buildings with the various nodes on Palm Walk for PEP to useMassing model showing the relationship between the university buildings with the various nodes on Palm Walk for PEP to useMassing model showing the relationship between the university buildings with the various nodes on Palm Walk for PEP to use
Aerial map highlighting the two primary pedestrian paths at Mill Avenue and Palm Walk for integrating PEP shade canopyAerial map highlighting the two primary pedestrian paths at Mill Avenue and Palm Walk for integrating PEP shade canopyAerial map highlighting the two primary pedestrian paths at Mill Avenue and Palm Walk for integrating PEP shade canopyAerial map highlighting the two primary pedestrian paths at Mill Avenue and Palm Walk for integrating PEP shade canopy
Pair of exploded diagrams of the various layers comprising the PEP shade canopy system: the meshes, hydraulics and ballsPair of exploded diagrams of the various layers comprising the PEP shade canopy system: the meshes, hydraulics and ballsPair of exploded diagrams of the various layers comprising the PEP shade canopy system: the meshes, hydraulics and ballsPair of exploded diagrams of the various layers comprising the PEP shade canopy system: the meshes, hydraulics and balls

OTHER PROJECTS

The RACA project must meet two demands: A. REFLECTION (museum) or B. CONTINUATION (practice + addition). The current program and its stagnancy has left the site forgotten—it is a typical static museum on a living site. The site and addition must constantly change through the participation of people.
In Tempe there are two pedestrian axes: Mill Avenue and Palm Walk. Mill Avenue is successful and Palm Walk is not. Is there a way to make the palm trees useful to the students? The PEP structure is powered by buried hydraulic pressure systems giving vertical movement to the layer/palm interface.
Infrastructure as urban performance. Serving as both a backdrop to elegant theatrical dances and a framework for holding a wandering public, the Dance Machine enacts performance through both its program and its existence as a merged urban extension of the Queensboro Bridge.
Seeing Park Avenue as an underutilized zone that connects four vibrant neighborhoods from 42nd Street to 144th Street, Infrastructural Infill is a study testing the potential to locate a combination of mixed-use housing and transportation in the residual spaces caused by urban infrastructure.
The YELE music studio competition, underway before the earthquake, must respond now, but plan for the future of the community. Music is relief in a time of tragedy. The goal is to meet the most basic survival needs now while leaving spaces for future growth through self sustaining phases.
QTCT is tasked to blend these two identities onto one site—a give and take relationship between beach ambitions and urban necessities. QTCT is a sampling of two worlds: on one hand it is the embodiment of the language of the beach and on the other it is a detailed and exacting built urban space.
The CART live/work housing prototype adds a vertical profile to downtown while converting an underutilized public path into an urban gesture by introducing of a specialized food cart zone in New Haven. The CART residents would rent and appropriate the moving space as a means of expanding their zone.
The challenge of creating a pair of studio apartments that can fill a lifted 16'x16' void necessitates the creation of a quick, mobile, and opportunistic building system that can react to the found conditions of the site. Access to the site is limited and the ground must be free.

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