Floating Newtown Creek

Amplifying public space: amenity + utility + public/private economies Public space is not only a place for democratic public amenity, gathering and socialization; it is a complex multi-layered organization of utility (filtering) elements to improve public and...

Conurbation in Ecuador :: Quito

Solution:  Link the formal and informal economy in Quito by publicizing targeted areas of the quebradas and incentivizing edges between patches of agricultural land.  The plan reduces rampant deforestation and depletion of the fragile ecosystem which endangers species...

Conurbation in Ecuador :: Guayaquil

Solution:  Link the formal and informal economy in Guayaquil by publicizing targeted areas of the waterways with distribution and public transport points creating a new way to traverse the city while introducing microcenters for the exchange of knowledge.  The plan...

Flatbush Avenue to Jamaica Bay

Solution:  The conceptual strategy of seeing the city and working the urban section through a lens of urban ecologies that can mediate effects of waste and and the subjugation of the environment for commerce.  We visualize the manipulation of a singular surface,...

Urban Operators Red Hook

Solution:  Creating places for urban initiatives by appropriating spaces [distribution container sites, parking lots, barren sidewalks and vacant lots].  The operator makes use of community oriented programs and activities ranging from games at the sports fields to...

A River Endangered

NYRI is a high voltage interconnect transmission line proposed by a private Canadian firm to bring low cost upstate New York energy to high demand downstate areas.  Their proposed routes follow closely on existing lines [ some just 20 years old and not always used to...