Convergence, Houston TX, Fall 2013-Spring 2014 Rice Building Workshop
As part of the centennial celebration of Houston’s Hermann Park, Rice Building Workshop was commissioned to design and build a pavilion for Art in the Park. Small student teams, working in several stages with input from professors, engineers, and Hermann Park board members, proposed architectural responses to Rice’s unique relationship with the park.
My team proposed Canopy Frames, a set of architectural frames anchored by benches, tables, planter boxes, and tension cables combined to create a novel space for rest, relaxation, and socialization through both ground-level physical program and visual interaction with a raised natural canopy.
The final design of Convergence, constructed in Spring 2014, draws heavily upon Canopy Frames in form, concept, and program.
More information on the project can be found here. Group work produced in association with Michael Matthews and Siqi Zhu.
Crimp House, Spring 2013, Rice University School of Architecture
The house’s spaces and circulation are defined by forms developed from sliced and folded planes. All of the components of the house are a result of this process. The formal complexity of space in the house reflects density of activity; the lower public floors are highly complex and give way to simpler open resting spaces towards the top of the structure.
3x3 x 2x2, Fall 2012, Rice University School of Architecture
Modular building toy. A system of pegs and plates allows for a wide variety of building possibilities through a range of module configurations and connection methods. The box doubles as a starting piece.