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URBAN PLANNING STUDIO (Current - Spring 2018)
Professors: Ethel Sheffer + Graham trelstad
TA: Wesley Rhodes
Team: Kevin Borja, Dare Brawley, Tyrene Calvesbert, Pauline Claramunt, Yue Dong, Ashley Esparza, Shuyang Huang, Sean Nelsen, Francis Yu
Client: NYC Emergency Management
Our Client is New York City Emergency Management, or NYCEM. They are the primary coordinating agency for how New York City prepares and responds to emergencies. Currently, NYCEM is in the process of writing the the new 2019 Hazard Mitigation Plan, in which they are aiming to include an approach to disaster planning that focuses on community-based efforts to emergency response and recovery.
Our task, then, is to help NYCEM create a neighborhood-specific Hazard Mitigation Plan for Gowanus that would serve as an enhancement to the Community Preparedness Toolkit. Our work will be conducted at the local level in order to guide communities on how to evaluate their potential hazards, as well as teach them actions and interventions that reduce risk.
“To the women...who have and will continue to open, create, or break down any and all doors”
- Camille Esquivel
Poster contest runner-up for Columbia University's first Women's Conference held in February 2018, titled "She Opened the Door"
With 16 other students, I helped design and build ELEVATE for the TED2016 conference in Vancouver. Inspired by high-alpine shelters and the backcountry winter experience that BC mountains offer, the ELEVATE huts provide a special platform and a unique point of conversation for TEDsters to share ideas between various sessions of the conference. The ELEVATE shelters – each 16 feet by 30 feet long – were designed using LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber), a mass timber product donated by METSÄ. The structures were fabricated with CNC technology and erected on site in two days.
Design Build Research (DBR) is a registered non-profit organization facilitated by MGA. It is independent from academic institutions, and provides hands-on design experience for students, recent grads and retired architects from architecture and interior design.
"Students in Sustainability" campaign to promote sustainability-related academic programs at the University of British Columbia. Tasks included photography, interviewing, and writing copy for the website and social media to promote. Meet Carmen, one of students here.
Directed 2014-2015 UBC REC Media (comprised of 5 other team members)
(MORE TO BE ADDED)
Found in the archives, still one of my favourite sets of photos to date:
Had to dig into the archives for this one... some of my super early professional work in video. Project had its limitations regarding equipment and mind you, this was 2013 before every DSLR under the sun had access to top of the line video features. Nonetheless, enjoy!
Duties: direct, shoot (photo and video), edit
Analysis Through the Designer Lens, led by Professor Daniel Roehr and Douglas Paterson, brought graduate and undergraduate students on a 6-week journey of learning how to represent the "magic" of Berlin, Germany. The course provided the opportunity to explore and analyze the historical and cultural context of Berlin using sketching, diagramming and mapping to see/read, study, and graphically visualize its historic and contemporary urban design and planning, architecture and landscape architecture at the single lot, neighbourhood and city-wide scale. Below are a sampling of drawings from the several sketchbooks I filled throughout the trip.