A bench created for the Huron-Clinton Metropark as a part of an outreach project focused on the history and importance of the parks in metro Detroit. Bench was installed at Huron-Clinton Metropark. 2011.
The slant shelves were designed with a single repetitive form in mind. The shelf departs from traditional horizontal shelves to create a slanted surface on which to stack books diagonally. It is made with European plywood and black walnut spline joints that run the depth of the shelf. 2009.
Design project entered into the University of Michigan North Campus 42 hours of Re_Creativity competition. 2011.
The atom lamp was commissioned by the University of Michigan College of Engineering’s Center for Entrepreneurship as part of a larger stage design for their ENGR 407 Lecture Series “Entrepreneurship Hour.” The series hosts distinguished speakers for talks focused on impact driven and social entrepreneurship. The lamp was an interpretation of their new atom logo and branding for the 2011-12 school year.
The woven lamp is an investigation and experiment using Bristol paper and light to explore complex forms using weaving techniques to create volumes. 2011.
The modular L-tables were a form study working within the constraints of a single shape to create several shapes to be used as tables or benches. Each L-shaped module of European birch plywood was CNC-routed and joined together using threaded rods. Each variation was finished separately in plastic laminate, polyurethane or tung oil. 2010.
Photos taken during a six-week stay in Florence studying advanced darkroom photography and figure drawing. Courses were taken at Studio Arts International (SACI) and with professor Louis Marinaro from the University of Michigan. 2010.
Taken during a month-long trip traveling from Hanoi to Dong Ha in northern and central Vietnam with students from University of Michigan and University of Hanoi. The service-based trip included volunteer work with Global Community Service Foundation on Kids First Vietnam Center for the Blind. Trip was through the Center for Global and Intercultural Study at the University of Michigan Global Intercultural Experience for Undergrads (GIEU) program. 2011.