This site presents projects across a multitude of topics and locations, generally fielded in the design disciplines.  I believe most complex problems can be advanced and mediated through design using a wide recognition of urban processes, economy, ecologies and social observations.  The works introduced here combine a background in architecture with practice in urban planning and offer a unique amalgam of highly analytic computational design and region-scale environmental considerations.
My current research investigates the histories of industrialization and modernization in China and Latin America, with a focus on environmental risk and policy, equity, aesthetics and the distribution of physical resources.  These projects together largely attempt to register at a human scale the imperatives, and unique alternatives, for a given time and context:  from the long-span effects of climate change in New York's Gateway National Park, to the use of different growth-stages of bamboo as structure, income and housing for an NGO in rural Senegal.
14 January 2014    
"Governing the Road to China: Design, Territory and Data" is published in Landscape Frontiers, volume one, issue six.
30 October 2013    
"Governing the Road to China: Design, Territory and Data" was presented at the Geodesign International Conference: Maximizing Beneficial Impacts held at Peking University in Beijing on October 28th and 29th.  The event convened a long list of prestigious keynote speakers, hosted by Kongjian Yu, including Carl Steinitz, Michael Goodchild, Ian Bishop, Henk Scholten, William Miller, Stephen Ervin, Mikiko Ishikawa, Christophe Girot, and Frederick Steiner.  Presentations offered potential frameworks, global case studies, new technologies, and emerging trends in Geodesign.
05 September 2013    
The South America Project will host a symposium and exhibition of Projects in Process during the opening week of the 14th Annual Buenos Aires Architecture Bienal.  Curatorial background and schedule of the symposium can be viewed on PLOT's website:  http://www.revistaplot.com/?p=11714
02 May 2013    
Highly-detailed topographic model of Hong Kong Island. The ways the city is mapped, planned, and constructed attempt a systematic reduction of the ground we experience.  This project aims to use that reduction to reverse engineer or reconstruct an image of the highly varied topography of Hong Kong.  The project attempts to systematize production towards a direct input to output relationship, narrating the difficultly of systemic automation, and the limits of that potential, in a city with such complex physical and cognitive geography.  Note: This is not LIDAR.