I’m very excited to announce my participation in the European Cultural Center’s Exhibition “Time Space Existence” at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia. Partnering with architect, Dominique J. Price, our work was featured alongside other design experts from all over the world. We were inspired to create a full scale installation utilizing both photography and video in order to emphasize our shared focus on social sustainability and the democratization of design. The exhibition opened in May and is ongoing through November 25th 2018.
Stay tuned for more details and media about this exciting journey…
Check out the virtual tour of the Palazzo Mora 3rd Floor here.
Visit the European Cultural Center here.
Happy New Year!
2018 is going to be full of opportunities to maximize our potential and I am excited to see what the future holds!
The Temple Akiba, remodeled by HCLA Architecture, is a lovely gesture supporting this sentiment. Originally built and designed by Robert A Kennard in 1965, Temple Akiba was ready for a transformational new design.
HCLA enhanced the spiritual quality of this sacred space by adding light, dimension and color through nuanced fenestration, ceremonial outdoor spaces, and the use of simple and elegant materials. The result is a series of layered sacred spaces that convey a sense of peace.
I hope you enjoy viewing the images as much as I enjoyed creating them.
I wish the best for you in 2018!
Designed by Deanna Van Buren, co-founder of Designing Justice + Designing Spaces, this awesome mobile school for adults is the first of its kind in the nation. Five Keys Charter School plans to bring “The Self-Determination Project” directly into some of San Francisco’s most neglected communities to increase residents’ immediate access to programs and achieve their high school diploma. Donated by SF Muni and outfitted by google, the bus has been completely transformed into a state-of-the-art classroom.
I was honored to be part of this project!
Click here to view a touching video about this program and its impact.
Click here to read more about it.
Awarded the U.S. Department of Education’s highest Green Ribbon designation in 2016, Bishop O’Dowd High School has a division strictly dedicated to sustainability. This division recommends and implements a wide range of programs to enable greater sustainability practices both on campus and in the community at large.
Part of its dedication to this directive was the creation of Bishop O’Dowd’s Environmental Studies Building. Designed by Siegel & Strain Architects and the Bishop O’Dowd sustainability team, this Zero Net Energy and Zero Net Water building was constructed in part with materials harvested from the site. The structure facilitates an hands-on environmental education program where the students learn about sustainability first hand.
San Francisco’s “Pavements to Parks” program is an incredible organization that is testing the possibilities of underutilized areas along San Francisco’s streets and public rights-of way. Designed to be public laboratories for the City to work with communities and test new ideas in public, the projects are meant to be temporary with a possibility of permanence.
Designed Pro-bono by Perkins + Will, “Playland at 43rd Avenue” is an awesome demonstration of how transformative this program can be.
When I visit a site, inherently I want to study the environment to see how people flow through it. How do they occupy the space? Where do they gather? What furniture do they actually use? With all my work, the intention is to understand how humanity interacts with the design. After that is clear I can then populate my imagery with people as they would truly utilize the space.
This video studies both the environment and photographic process at 888 Brannan, designed by Gensler, and Airbnb’s Offices in San Francisco, by Interior Design Fair.