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Detroit Entrepreneurial Center

 

2-Aerial-Rend

Our proposal for the Hudson’s Department Store site in downtown Detroit can be summarized as a collection of action triggers purposely bundled into one dynamic mixed-use development. Specific programs were selected and blended with the purpose of promoting a dynamic exchange amongst people, a fertile ground for innovation, and a new urban entrepreneurial spirit that will attract people back to the urban city core. Highlights of that program include a series of business incubators in the form of towers, a dynamic market place in the form of a base, a hotel and diverse range of housing options, also in the form of a tower, and common areas of social exchange in the form of a climate-controlled and daylight shell between the volumes.

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2nd place : Opportunity Detroit, Redisigning an Iconic Site

2-Aerial-Rend

 

Competition Poster

I know, We are probably getting too old to keep doing this… but, wanted to share the news…

Myself and two friends in Croatia (Juan J. Nuñez & Marko Kanceljak) stayed up for a few nights during memorial day weekend and got this project done…

Didn’t think anything would come out of it, but we won [...]

Residential Condo Project in Grand Rapids

 

It is not all furniture for me these days…
Our latest Architectural Design Collaboration in Grand Rapids, MI;
A residential shell-space condo that features two stories of amazing floor to ceiling views, amazing art, and fun and challenging custom features such as a ‘floating’ bookshelf against the glass, tables that descent from the ceiling, custom mill work, and [...]

AIA Austin’s Latinos in Architecture Showcase

 

AIA Austin’s “Latinos in Architecture” is proud to announce “PERSPECTIVAS dosmil11”.

This exhibit aims to showcase the work and talent of Austin Latino architectural professionals and designers during the 2011 celebrations of National Hispanic Heritage Month.  The exhibit will take place at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (MACC).

Opening night is scheduled for Friday October 7th (5:30-7:00PM) with opening remarks by Juan Cotera, [...]

ART + ARCHITECTURE: New Architecture in Austin

 

A Conversation on Art + Architecture
with Emily Little of Clayton & Little and Jack Tisdale of STG DESIGN INC
& selected architects Matt Fajkus, J.C. Schmeil & Efrain E. Velez

Thursday, April 28th, 2011
5:30pm Exhibition Tour
6:00pm Panel Discussion
AMOA–Downtown
823 Congress Ave
Suggested Donation: $10; Free for current AMOA Members.
Seating is limited to 80 and must be reserved through RSVP to [...]

T.O.G.S. Competition Entry

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Student Housing Competition - Athens, Greece

 
Athens Student Housing Competition
Athens Student Housing Competition
Can Student Housing become the prototype of future Urban and Sustainable
Community housing experiences?

The University experience is a transitional stage in our lives. We learn and develop many of the habits and practices  we will incorporate into our daily routines during those years. It is a time to start implementing sound practices learned about sharing with others, working with others toward common goals, and caring  for the environment and our community. We see our proposal as a way to capture the imagination and energy of today’s college student and inspire them with the  possibilities for developing sustainable buildings and sustainable communities in Athens and all over the globe. Shaped by their experiences in college we would hope that they would take this knowledge and enthusiasm and spread it virally wherever their paths might lead them.

The concept for this housing project is that of an urban tree house. Tree houses are cool places that defy gravity and bring the occupants closer to nature.  This housing project forms a protective oasis, a hideaway that refreshes the spirit, and is designed to delight and inspire.

Competition Text – URBAN TREE HOUSE

 

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London Art FundPavillion (2008)

London Art Pavillion

London Art Pavillion

 London Art Pavillion Competition Entry

A proposal for the Art Fund Pavilion architecture competition to design a semi-permanent summer

pavilion. Sitting alongside the RIBA award winning building by Marks Barfield Architects.

Brief:
The pavilion must function as an exhibition space.
The pavilion must function as a formal presentation space for up to 30 seated persons.
The pavilion must function as an informal gathering or party space.
The design must be able to be assembled in 72 hours and disassembled in 24 hours.

Austin Capital Metro - 4th Street Temp. Station

Cap Metro Dwntn Station

Cap Metro Dwntn Station - Render 1

Austin Cap Metro’s Temporary Rail Station is located at the corner of  4th Street and Trinity Street in downtown Austin, between the Austin Convention Center and The Hilton Austin Hotel.  It is a quick, low-budget Design solution for a program aimed at keeping the public away from the trains, and architecturally complementing a system of prefabricated Rail Metro Stop platforms.

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Cancer Institute of Dallas - (Duncanville, TX)

HDR-27

Date of completion: 2008

HDR- Design-Build

Cancer Institute of Dallas                                                                                 Duncanville, TX.

- A new 14,000 SF clinic with research facilities, and radiation treatment vault.

- Coordinated construction drawings, specs and schedule with consultants, and client.

http://www.cancerinstituteofdallas.com/

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