Lecturer, AIADO (2014). BFA, 1992, BArch, 1993, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence.
Projects: CNA Headquarters 151 N. Franklin, Chicago; 356 S. Mission Road Exhibition Space, Los Angeles; Occidental College Feasibility Study, Los Angeles; Supreme Clothing Offices, Los Angeles; Our Favorite Shop, Los Angeles.
I see architecture as a continual process of learning to work within the constraints of budget, site, client wants and needs, building codes, constructability etc., and finding the possibilities within those limitations. Increasingly, architects are positioning themselves as producers of architectural culture: academic research, publications, exhibits, digital projects etc. While I do think there is value in this, both internally to the profession and the public at large, I think we risk distracting ourselves from our core competency: creating buildings, places, and environments that advance culture through function, aesthetics, and engagement with society. There is always a danger of architecture acquiescing entirely to the demands of the marketplace and lapsing into nothing more than a professional service. On the other hand, there is also a tendency—particularly in academia—of architecture becoming its own rarefied field of inquiry with little relevance to anyone outside the field. I am interested in producing work that is useful to people and embedded with ideas and intellectual rigor, regardless of whether most people can "read" that.
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