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Leveraging Passengers, city radius,

& mobility modes

Work sample of first chapter in an investigation of personal mobility and the history behind it. How do transportation modes as individual products shape urban geography? The analysis puts in conversation both the personal and the collective. 


Created with Urban X Accelerator Lab along with the Harvard Graduate School of Design under the Urban Stack series. 


& Urban supply chains 


Leveraging bacteria to replace petroleum based products, transform the supply chain model of geotextile for development closer to consumers. 


Healthy Materials Lab at Parsons School of Design

Leveraging tourists, tidal gates,

& the potomac 

Overview of report created for the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The project sought to capture the need for adaptation in the Tidal Basin posed by sea level rise along the Potomac River and other landscape preservation challenges. 



Project is currently used in a national campaign by the NTHP  in collaboration with the Trust for the National Mall and the National Parks Service. 

Leveraging aquaculturists, fishing gear design, and the Salish sea 

Piscary unravels how the design of fishing gear, in turn, designs our environment.​

Even though today’s wild salmon are at five percent of historic numbers, the fishing industry continues to define the Salish Sea.

The spacing of netting, seasons, sizing of containers, material, and methods are all choices that sculpt habitat and culture in the Pacific Northwest. Product, place and people are intertwined. 

Each chapter of Piscary takes place at a different elevation and explores a breadth of fishing practices encompassing wild caught, reefnet, fish farmed, hatchery, and aquaculture. 

Audience: Grant recipient for the Penny White Fund. Presented in ebook and distributed in print in the Pacific Northwest. 


leveraging the Boston HARBor, urban

design, and snow

Microclimate control is the organizing force at the proposed [RESERVE] neighborhood. The neighborhood absorbs snow collected throughout South Boston and leverages melt to create vibrant landscape experiences. The journey from snow fields through an undulating topography filters contaminants from snow to sea.


Microclimates are formed through dynamic relationships between residential buildings and landscape elements. Shadows and reflections are synchronized with residential design, plantings and seasonal programming. Foliage, ice formation, and snow accumulation register the thermal dimensions of microclimate "rooms".

Audience: National Award Winning Project - American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)



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