Residence Twenty-Seven

The aim of this project is to study ways that new urban development can transform a historic neighborhood into a contemporary attractor of new residential masses. The test case for this project is the East Boston region. Like many peripheral regions of dense cities, East Boston was an often overlooked neighborhood that today has huge … See More

Aquatic Adaptation

As a result of climate change and melting of polar ice, global sea levels are projected to rise between 2 – 6 feet by the end of the century. The impact of this phenomenon is far greater on the east coast, as seas are rising 3 – 5 times faster than the global average.  Leaving … See More

Reconnecting Edges

  The fact that nature is evolving presents a great challenge for the whole world. One of the evident worldwide effects is sea levels rising. As landscape architects, it is our daily challenge to consider these effects. We should work to design new-storm water landscapes for the urban environment, which can simultaneously make an urban … See More

Maverick Mills Urbanism

Many cities today are the result of separate developments of different times and development goals. This often leads to fragmented urban environments that are isolated or even detrimental to each other. This project is a study on how new landscape and infrastructure developments can be introduced into such pre-existing urban communities to bring varied neighborhoods … See More

Swirling Seas: Urban Infrastructure Challenges in Boston, Chicago and Detroit.

‘Swirling Seas' is a three-city analysis on the relationship between post-industrial site contamination and flood events that result from sea level rise and storms. Flooded contaminated sites pose specific community risks and urban infrastructure challenges as flood waters re-activate and release contaminants trapped in soil and groundwater into the urban ecosystem. The project is focused … See More

Understanding Ecology to Recreate Infrastructure Systems. A Proposal for Chicago.

Trash is a human invention. Ecology works with cycles; every residue generated by one process becomes input for another system. Environment has the resilient capacity to recover and repair degraded systems; however, today we create more disturbance than the environment can manage through natural processes alone. Additionally, we are extracting more finite resources than the … See More

Re-Integrating Post-Industrial Sites in the Urban Fabric

Following the evacuation of manufacturing and industrial operations from cities, the footprints of these former operations remain unique programmatic voids in the city. This research project proposes new design tactics for re-integrating such post-industrial sites back into the urban fabric. Due to their size, many of the sites require planning to integrate them successfully.  As … See More

Low-Income Housing in Boston

As Boston's population continues to rapidly increase, its ability to maintain affordable housing is threatened.  Due to the high cost of construction and building, few new housing opportunities are created for its' low-income residents.  At the same time, many of Boston's public housing developments are being redeveloped into privately owned mixed- income developments, further reducing the available number … See More

Supra-Citra Terra: Building Prototype for Dense City Areas

How can a city grow and increase density without compromising the community’s access to green space? Society and its needs are constantly growing, but it’s increasingly difficult to meet these requirements while maintaining a relationship with nature. This study proposes a new building type, programmed as a recreation center occupying space above and below ground, … See More