- Research Program Mentor
MArch at The Bernard & Spitzer School of Architecture
Architecture, Computational Design, Urban Technology, GIS Data Analysis, Building Technology
BioI am an designer, engineer and researcher. I am situated at the intersection of architecture, urbanism and data science, aiming to analyze and explore the built environment. With a background in art, society, historical research, environmental studies, and applied methods in computation, my design approach has been one driven by data. The scope of my work both professionally and academically focuses on analyzing cities in relation to sustainability, zoning and variables in spatial distribution. I've had the opportunity to work on various projects from New York to Berlin to Ghana, which has allowed me to delve into a range of diverse spatial complexities. I believe systems of design are catalysts for change, and create opportunities of exploration, engagement and beauty in the built environment. I imagine the implementation of these systems holistically, combining machine intelligence, and centering life, to create equitable and sustainable cities.
Tracking Urban Expansion
Cities are constantly expanding its radial borders of development all over the world. The need to build faster, better and taller is at the forefront of every architect, urban planner and design engineer. Building codes and energy regulations are updating alongside the changing climate. What does the role of existing city infrastructure play in urban expansion? Do we build vertically on top, leveraging them as foundation? Do we demolish and start from scratch? Do we retrofit and make room for utilization? The possibilities for future development are endless!