Lower Broadway, Newark, NJ: Waterfront Conceptual Planning. Spring 2011
Illustrator, Photoshop, Pencil & Paper, Site Surveys, GIS
The studio project worked with the community of Lower Broadway in Newark, New Jersey to create a “quality of life” plan. These conceptual sketches and diagrams were used to illustrate the various ways that a waterfront walkway and park could be planted with native plant species to remediate soils, but also to create some park space which the community expressed a desire for. [More Images from this Project]
Planning for Disaster: Vulnerability and Capacity Analysis for Sunset Park Brooklyn. Fall 2011.
ArcGIS, site survey and analysis, U.S. Census Data
The series of maps was designed to individually measure a series of indicators for vulnerability were exacerbated by the risk of a hurricane storm surge within Sunset Park in Brooklyn, NY. The storm surge overlay data is from FEMA, and the indicators were collected through a combination of census and American Community Survey research and first hand site analysis. These indicators were then combined with the maps of capacity and mitigating factors to create an overall picture of disaster vulnerability and resilience for the community. [More Images from this Project]
Net-Zero Carbon Emissions Timeline. Spring 2009
The chart was designed to assist our client in effectively conveying the effects that can be achieved by an incremental approach to reducing a neighborhood’s carbon footprint. Each initative is quantified and illustrated to show exactly how much carbon will be reduced on an annual basis and contextually, how each initative relates to each other in a long term approach.
Fiscal Impact Analysis. Fall 2009.
Wildlife Succession Diagram. Spring 2006
The wildlife succession diagram was done for a conceptual project exploring the possibilities for creating an “Urban Ecosystem” in vacant stretches of land along side highways. The succession illustrates in theory how certain plants and animals can attract further animals to recreate a ecosystem. This work was part of a project that was recognized for Outstanding Undergraduate Research at the University of Buffalo in April 2006.
Buffalo Thruway System. Fall 2005
Using Department of Transportation traffic counts, this chart visually displays the traffic intensity for stretches of I-290 and I-90 to make a case for the visibility of public art installations
Scajaquada Expressway Re-envisioning. Spring 2005
Paper and Pencil
I used the results of a visioning session to sketch a possible alternate use of the space taken by the 198 Scajaquada Expressway in Buffalo, New York.