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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 [...]

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, [...]

Olithas:Part of C77DA Video Gallery

 

Core 77 awards has selected our Olithas video entry as part of the C77 Design Awards Gallery

earlier this week. We are extremely happy and elated for this recognition, considering we were

up against big budgets like Steelcase, Herman Miller, and Ziba.

Thank you Jeff Marrow for helping us pull this quick Video together in an afternoon.

He went above [...]

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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Grand Island Sofa wins 'Best of the Year Award' 2009

Grand Island Sofa

“Best of Year” award for healthcare product design from Interior Design magazine.

A bit over a year ago, I had the oportunity to be the principal concept designer for David Edward’s
new Grand Island Sofa, a product aimed at hospital room environments with a very specific program
and functional requirements. The project had been shelved after [...]