001INTERCHANGE

Fair Haven, CT Aniket Shahane, Critic
This project centers around the idea of interchange; be it in the form of borrowing and returning books, the choreography of hundreds of students arriving and departing from the site every school day, or the CT Transit buses that connect the adjacent blocks along Grand Avenue and Ferry St. It is deeply tied into a 2022 initiative which provides for a pedestrianization of Grand Ave. by emphasizing bus lanes and phasing out cars. Here, transport spaces transform into an interchange for goods, for books, for foods, for ideas — for languages and cultures alike 





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ST JOHNS SQUARE HOUSING

Middletown, CT Andrei Harwell & Alan Plattus, Critics w/ Alex Thomas, Edona Murseli, & U Jin Seah
Working with Saint John Roman Catholic Church and Columbus House, we helped re-envision a unused church school and vacant convent lot into 75 units of affordable housing. Additionally, the proposal remediates the relationship between the Church and the surrounding block, creating accessible paths for parishioners and welcoming greenspace for residents. We aim to reduce pedestrian barriers for residents and churchgoers alike, ensuring access throughout the campus and  creating a space that can be shared between the residents and the congregation 





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INSTITUTE FOR SACRED MUSIC

Rotterdam, NL Brennan Buck, Critic
This project explores the auditory properties of a constructed landscape, taking inspiration from sacred caves throughout history wherein the sinusodal geometry of the cavern causes sound to echo in phase, creating a natural space for the amplification and proliferation of sound. These cavernous corridors weave another informal program in between the formal spaces: as they expand and contract, each corridor creates a larger space for informal performances, with the sounds from that space echoing through the the hallway in harmonic phase





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JIM VLOCK BUILDING PROJECT

Fair Haven Heights, CT Adam Hopfner, Critic w/ Yuki Creighton, Trams Wang, U Jin Seah, Sadie Bushara, & Sabrah Islam
Here, the design creates balance - balance between privacy and community; between individual autonomy and collaboration. Each family enters into a shared central core that holds independent mud rooms, two kitchenettes and two flexible spaces for dining, living, or play. The two private living rooms consider the parents’ individual needs and allow for family time while the shared space affords the opportunity for supportive childcare for parents and collaborative play for kids by providing large multipurpose spaces





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GABION CANOPIES

Fair Haven Heights, CT Liz Galvez, Critic 
A co-living community for new immigrants oriented around varying scales of farming. For many new immigrants, the garden is the locus of a newly-found community. It manifests in many forms, ranging from small windowsill plots to large impromptu collective gardens assembled from an assortment of various detritus and debris. The project uses the blasted remnants of the site’s prior quarry usage to fill a series of counterbalanced gabion structures that expand and merge as one ascends 





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Y2Y YOUTH SHELTER

East Haven, CT Turner Brooks, Critic 
Design for a youth shelter for the nonprofit Y2Y’s expansion efforts into New Haven. The interior of the space borrows from the topography of the nearby highway embankment, extending it into the program in as a grand staircase that spans the entire program, upon which each individual living space rests. The rooms are arranged amidst the staircase figure in order to provide a view outwards toward the sunken garden behind the shelter, so that each room has its own unique, unobstructed view of the world outside. Between them, spaces for congregation are interwoven 






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EDGEWOOD MONTESSORI SCHOOL

New Haven, CT Professional Work - Matthew Rosen, PM w/ Julie Chen and Cindy Duan
Proposal and construction drawings for a mixed-use adaptive reuse project in a vacant mansion in Edgewood. A Montessori school in conjunction with the Greater Dwight Development Co. is to be inserted into the property, as are apartments for teachers in the upper floors. This project utilizes the existing carriage house and breezeway to create a new street entrance for the school program and repurposes a 1980s addition to add large naturally-lit classrooms within





008LIVING MEMORIALS

Key Biscayne, FL Steven Harris & Gavin Hogben, Critics
Design for an aquatic field of columbaria in between the barrier islands in Biscayne Bay, around Coconut Grove. This project proposes an arrangement of concrete funerary stelae - each containing different affordances for a wide variety of lifeforms, from anchors for acropora, to coves for sea turtles, to roosts for seabirds. The differing amounts of life on each of the stelae will mark them as unique, individual grave sites that will continue to evolve as time passes
 





009PARK RAPIDS RETREAT

Park Rapids, MN Professional Work - Jeffery Povero, PM
A set of illustrations and renderings for a proposed corporate retreat located in Park Rapids, Minnesota. The scope of the project comprises a master plan that includes new lodgings for approximately fifty inhabitants across a new campus, culminating in a cookhouse and dining hall perched on an outcropping above Long Lake. Here, I worked iteratively to transfer hand-drawn design sketches from the principal architect into both 2D and 3D digital representations of various proposed campus layouts