RISD: Detroit Redux

Advanced Grad Studio II | Pistons Arena Project Length – 10 Weeks The Detroit Pistons’ new arena is sited along the waterfront of downtown Detroit. It is a beacon to regional fans as well as an example to be followed for future development. The roof of the arena becomes a site of occupancy where visual…

RISD: Design Principles: Puppet Theater

Grad Studio I – Theater Project Length – 10 Weeks Beginning with the most basic system, the knot, I investigated the various design possibilities that can evolve from that system. Moving from stage to stage via design charettes, I investigated ground, site, light, materiality and modular design. Warm toned wood is used to draw a…

RISD: Community Garden Project

Grad Studio II – Spring 2010 | Community Garden Project Length – 9 Weeks Role – Construction Manager, Builder, 3D Modeling and Design Elements: shaded area, perimeter fence, tool storage, planting beds, and pedestrian/truck access. These elements create zones of varied activity. Public areas such as tool storage and major pathways as well as the…

PLYWOOD FURNITURE SERIES: SPLAYED LEG SIDE TABLE

This furniture series was designed with a low budget and ease of break down in mind. This side table uses a simple splayed leg approach that keeps the legs in place under its own weight, no fasteners or mechanical connections required. For easy storage, simply pull the legs out and flip the table on its side….

RISD: Integrated Building Systems

Integrated Building Systems – University Residence Project Length – 12 Weeks Group Members – Jeremy Afuso, Justin Jennings, Cody Storey This project for a visiting music professor was developed from a building systems perspective. Beginning with a requirement of concrete frame structure, it uses materiality and spatial organization to provide living and performance space, as…