This is a National Science Foundation research grant I participated in 2008 while in graduate school. I studied and documented the long term sustainability of brick making techniques around the Uluguru mountains in East Central Tanzania. Introduction Morogoro is small city about two hours west along […]
Reliquary This project involves the investigation of a historic house on 8th Street near downtown Gainesville, Fl. Originally built in the 1880’s, the house was owned by a single family for over a hundred years, passed down through generations. In the mid-nineties the last family member, the great-grand daughter of […]
This is the house I’ve designed for my brother and his family. (He has twin girls.)
Captured Garden The typical suburban garden manifests as an elongated fringe stretching taught around a centralized building core, essentially wrapping or capturing the building in a thin veil of disgruntled shrubbery, overcrowded and baking in the sun. These gardens inhabit the left-over or unusable space. This project is a […]
Chase Byron This project is about the work of Chase Byron, a Sarasota poet who died about ten years ago at the age of 30, one of the most talented souls I have ever had the privilege to know. A Pine View grad as well as a graduate of the […]
The second part of this project is a guide for understanding the current practices used to make bricks in Morogoro, and how these practices affect the built and natural environments. The process is a long one, from the initial extraction of the soil and clay, to the forming, […]
A Brick Making Factory and Dairy in Morogoro, Tanzania The Problem – restated Morogoro is city of nearly 300,000 about two hours west along the main highway from Dar es Salaam, sitting in the southern Tanzania highlands at the base of the Uluguru mountain range. The Ngerengere river flows […]
I was walking through Home Depot picking up some shell to fill a hole in the driveway, and passed a stack of tomato cages- hmmm, I thought…..
It’s where I work.
I made a series of these for the “Empty Bowls” project a few years ago.
Poetry • Astrophysics • Architecture This is a project from grad school. The thrust of it was to design a campus building for two diverse departments using a process based design approach. To initialize the thought process I conducted a series of interviews with faculty members from both the astrophysics […]
Epilogue Process of Growth Nothing holds process like clay. It is a receptacle of information. Go outside and find a brick building. No two bricks are ever the same. There are, however, similar marks imbedded within the surface of each brick which speak to the process […]
These are a series of plaster casts I did in grad school, as a study of form and texture. I did a number of experiments with dyes and pigments in the plaster and different casting techniques to achieve various effects.
This is my twin nieces first birthday present from their uncle.
These are a pair of bronze castings I did ages ago. Just for the fun of it. They were designed to laugh in all positions. Just like us.