UI
University Island
Buildings & Masterplan

University Island

Drawing showing the fragmented and isolated relationships of the UI buildings to each other requiring island wanderingDrawing showing the fragmented and isolated relationships of the UI buildings to each other requiring island wanderingDrawing showing the fragmented and isolated relationships of the UI buildings to each other requiring island wanderingDrawing showing the fragmented and isolated relationships of the UI buildings to each other requiring island wandering

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Collage concept from one of the possible art studio spaces observing the landscape of UI and the urban quality of the towersCollage concept from one of the possible art studio spaces observing the landscape of UI and the urban quality of the towersCollage concept from one of the possible art studio spaces observing the landscape of UI and the urban quality of the towersCollage concept from one of the possible art studio spaces observing the landscape of UI and the urban quality of the towers
Animated set of plan drawings of the various levels, programs, and residential and study units of the UI housing towersAnimated set of plan drawings of the various levels, programs, and residential and study units of the UI housing towersAnimated set of plan drawings of the various levels, programs, and residential and study units of the UI housing towersAnimated set of plan drawings of the various levels, programs, and residential and study units of the UI housing towers
Perspective collage looking through the porous shelter of the UI library building through to the Venetian lagoonPerspective collage looking through the porous shelter of the UI library building through to the Venetian lagoonPerspective collage looking through the porous shelter of the UI library building through to the Venetian lagoonPerspective collage looking through the porous shelter of the UI library building through to the Venetian lagoon
Collage perspective representing a summer morning seeing the UI Poveglia Island across the Venetian lagoonCollage perspective representing a summer morning seeing the UI Poveglia Island across the Venetian lagoonCollage perspective representing a summer morning seeing the UI Poveglia Island across the Venetian lagoonCollage perspective representing a summer morning seeing the UI Poveglia Island across the Venetian lagoon
Plan drawing of the swirling university paths wrapping the fragments of university buildings and housing around UIPlan drawing of the swirling university paths wrapping the fragments of university buildings and housing around UIPlan drawing of the swirling university paths wrapping the fragments of university buildings and housing around UIPlan drawing of the swirling university paths wrapping the fragments of university buildings and housing around UI
Perspective through the dense vegetation of UI of one of the nine housing and study towers embedded in the landscapePerspective through the dense vegetation of UI of one of the nine housing and study towers embedded in the landscapePerspective through the dense vegetation of UI of one of the nine housing and study towers embedded in the landscapePerspective through the dense vegetation of UI of one of the nine housing and study towers embedded in the landscape
Combined drawing of all of the various UI tower floor plans and section showing the variety of discoverable study spacesCombined drawing of all of the various UI tower floor plans and section showing the variety of discoverable study spacesCombined drawing of all of the various UI tower floor plans and section showing the variety of discoverable study spacesCombined drawing of all of the various UI tower floor plans and section showing the variety of discoverable study spaces
Nighttime perspective showing the density and visual connections between UI study/housing towers with each otherNighttime perspective showing the density and visual connections between UI study/housing towers with each otherNighttime perspective showing the density and visual connections between UI study/housing towers with each otherNighttime perspective showing the density and visual connections between UI study/housing towers with each other

OTHER PROJECTS

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.
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.
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.
Space has become redundant again. Popular culture is uninterested in the goings-on in space. Once achieved, mans absurd relation with space becomes yesterdays news. To become relevant to the public, CASIS must be an amenity and not a mission. Instead of promoting an HQ, make it a public interface.
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.
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.
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.
University Island is a swirling shapeshifter, in both the landscape and the architecture, that offers it’s undefined field of opportunities to the students and anticipates that each will discover and produce their own individual relationship with the island and their education.

OTHER RESEARCH