Photo by Scott Dougherty 

Photo by Scott Dougherty 

A few words...

The guiding spirit of my work stems from new ideas around urban design and architecture as a form of social practice. This type of engagement invites the concept of play and anticipates how our bodies will process the everyday experience of the built realm. Shaping space in this way explores the integration of sculpture and architecture as the leading principle of my practice. I work with an array of materials and techniques ranging from metal fabrication, welding, woodworking, casting, and new media.  

 

 

The sculptural forms I produce act as a testing ground for architectural potentials. I construct immersive environments that use geometrical schemes to arrange these structures. This process of organizing sculpture and architecture uses the language of geometry to create a vocabulary of form. This allows me to push beyond the limits of what geometry offers.

The cultural context of this work considers the broader ethics and social goals of society. My focus is on projects of public interest that will allow for a greater sense of agency in the built environment. In my practice, this mindset spans across disciplines as an overarching theme throughout my work. The definition of the urban changes because people change. The way we move as a culture, share information, and build relationships as a community is critical to understanding the complex needs of society. As an architectural designer, I can begin to lend the design process to those that also have the right to the collective that is the city.