THE PLAY | MAKE | LEARN FACTORY                                                                    S16

THE PLAY | MAKE | LEARN FACTORY                                                                    S16

advanced construction studio pblcs      The play | make | learn factory

East Liberty, Pittsburgh PA

Spring '16 Independent 

[a project based learning charter school proposal for a 21st century learning factory with a focus on flexibility and systems through the physical structure and the learning structure of the school.]

STRIP ECOLOGICS                                                                                                    F15

STRIP ECOLOGICS                                                                                                    F15

ENVIRONMENT FORM & FEEDBACK               STRIP ECOLOGICS | TRANS·PLANT

Strip District, Pittsburgh PA

Fall '15 Partner Josh Kim

[a housing project that pushes past a place for its owners to reside and aims for a social connectivity beyond the unit that is intellectually integrated in a system and a form. designed with parametric scripting and environmental feedback systems, the project is an urban riverside park and a new set of lungs for the city to breathe with.]

 
THREE RIVERS ACTIVE HOSTEL                                                                                F16

THREE RIVERS ACTIVE HOSTEL                                                                                F16

MATTER MATTERS | THREE RIVERS ACTIVE HOSTEL

South Side, Pittsburgh PA

Fall '16 Partner Anthony Nitche

[a hub of activity in a riverfront hostel driven by the nexus of paths supporting infrastructure across the site. the site juxtaposes natural materials of the riverfront and its vegetation with the industrial nature of the masonry industry buildings, the concrete factory and the steel rail through a building.]

SACO LAKE BATHHOUSE                                                                                 S15

SACO LAKE BATHHOUSE                                                                                 S15

Saco lake bathhouse

Appalachian Mountains Carol, NH

Spring '15 Independent Studio Competition 

1st Place

[a traditional roman bath precession, hiker lodging and view outlook on a mountainside. a bathhouse for the individual, adventurous hiker exploring the subtly of nature through material transitions and spatial moments.]

 

EAST LIBERTY CINEMATEK                                                                            S15

EAST LIBERTY CINEMATEK                                                                            S15

cinematek

East Liberty, Pittsburgh PA

Spring '15 Independent 

[a multi-functional cinema center for an urban neighborhood of regentrification in Pittsburgh, exploring the bridge between technology and art in today's culture and the role of architecture among this debate.]

GROW COLLECTIVE                                     F14

GROW COLLECTIVE                                     F14

Grow collective

Larimer, Pittsburgh PA

Fall '14 Independent

[a shared resource for the community transforming a vacant lot in the post-industrial city into an urban grow center. the project aims to maintain the productivity of the center year round by having a moving market and transforming garden to greenhouse, encouraging community involvement and investment.]

 

COMMUNITY HOOP HOUSE                     F14

COMMUNITY HOOP HOUSE                     F14

Community hoop house

Larimer, Pittsburgh PA

Fall '14 Team Project 

[a design-build collaborative 6 person team project for a portable and lightweight enclosure to protect a raised garden bed during early winter. the final structure was designed with material and budget limitations to be donated to a community garden plot.]

FOLDED GARDEN                                         F14

FOLDED GARDEN                                         F14

folded garden

Fall '14 Independent

[a single plant armature constructed with the lightweight materials designed to a rosemary plants needs to help it survive outdoors during a frost in a functional, protective and aesthetic solution.]

EPIC METALS CAMERA OBSCURA

EPIC METALS CAMERA OBSCURA

Camera obscura kaleidoscope

Spring 16' Partner Kelli Mijares

3 day Competition Finalist 

[this camera obscura operates similarly to a Kaleidoscope in its manipulation of color and object orientation. it asks the user to examine the world around them through the greater context, the immediate surroundings, and the digitally imagined.]