meijer rowhouse

This early studio project was a conceptual Amsterdam rowhouse centered around the concept of complimentary opposites. The design intent was to focus on the qualities and interactions of private and public spaces, and the transition spaces in between. This approach separated the uses physically, but centered around a large lightwell in the center of the building to create a connection as well as provide plenty of light into the deep, narrow site. The 2.5 high living space at the rear of the site provides an extremely open experience, but is separated from the front of the site to maintain some privacy. It is adjacent to the client's art studio to allow guests a glimpse at the entire artistic process. The rest of the living spaces of the house flow naturally around the lightwell with a hierarchy based on their degree of privacy.

bricktown library

This project, which was preceded by a period of research on public library design, was intended to service the up-and-coming communty of Bricktown in OKC. In addition to the reading spaces and stacks expected of a library, this design also provides ample community spaces to be utilized both in and out of the building. It was important that this project provide flexibility for whatever its users may need, for which it provides an amphitheater, plaza, food truck access, flexible community spaces, and many other amenities to bring people together. One major sustainable design strategy that this project utilized was encouraging walkability by providing approaches to the site from all sides and creating a sense of transparency between the inside and outside of the library. This project was a runner-up for the Acme Brick design prize for its unique use of innovative brick in its design. 

ASU culinary arts lab

Set in Phoenix, Arizona, this project is an extension to the downtown Arizona State University campus. The design of this building took inspiration from a terra cotta hearth, utilizing its chimney-like shape to passively cool the structure in the hot, arid climate. Strategically placed glazing and shading systems protect from the arizona sun, while providing amplenatural light into the interior spaces. The red earth appearance of the building is inspired by the stone ruins of Wupatiki national monument and the red cliffs of the Grand Canyon. This project also integrated and solved for the security requirements of different user groups, including students, admin staff, visitors, and delivery workers - ensuring that the building is able to operate safely and efficiently.