Habitat Volunteer // Pianist // The One Who Makes Puns
“The first gesture of an architect is to draw a perimeter; in other words, to separate the microclimate from the macro space outside. This in itself is a sacred act. Architecture in itself conveys this idea of limiting space. It’s a limit between the finite and the infinite. From this point of view, all architecture is sacred.”
– Mario Botta
University of San Diego
// BA Architecture and Theology & Religious Studies
// English Minor
Through the University of San Diego Undergraduate research program, I had the opportunity to work on a project titled “Network Thinking, Patents and R. Buckminster Fuller.”
We created a timeline across both time and space detailing Fuller’s progression of patents, coined vocabulary words, and built architectural prototypes around the world. Traveling to Venice, Italy, we presented our findings at the Architecture Department at the University of Venice as well as the US Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale.
Network thinking is very much a part of the Strata design style. We do not approach a project from a single angle – we are always trying to plan ahead and make connections within (and beyond) our field in order to build a network of knowledge.
The combined restaurant spaces of Vestal, Poulet Galore, and Cantine located in South Lake Union have truly been my initiation into the Strata design process.
This project has allowed me to not only submerse myself in the drawings and technical details, but also create positive working relationships with those who shape the space with their various areas of expertise. It never ceases to amaze me how one image or even one single word can drive a design forward and persevere through each challenge.
Having sketched, drafted, rendered, researched, and reconfigured these designs through the various stages of the project, I am looking forward to seeing how users interact with the finished form.