I am a researcher and designer and am particularly interested in the design of design processes, that is, the processes that allow form to unfold. I prefer an experimental working method and derive great satisfaction in creating new systems and processes. My most recent works include my Masters of Architecture thesis at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and my studio work from Achim Menges’ options studio taught at the GSD. Both of these projects found inspiration in the study of material behaviors as drivers of form.
I believe in research that has the potential to improve the human living condition. I strongly believe in the power of technological “progress” to expand the definition of the human experience. I live by the mantra that to progress requires a sense of optimism, that in order to progress, we must be able to fantasize about how things could be as opposed to how they “are.” Fantasy and optimism are inseparable from good design.
I am fascinated by the potentials of technology to unlock new ways of designing and new forms of interaction between the designer and the machine. I see the potential for design prosthetics that augment the hand of the artist. I put value in a well-designed system, and believe that through well-designed systems we can then come to good design.
I hold a Bachelor of Science in Art and Design from MIT and a Masters of Architecture degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Both schools have proven deeply valuable to my education. While I could expound at length on the particular merits of each program, if I am to sum up my thoughts, MIT taught me to have a sense of duty to improve the world through technology, while Harvard taught me about the self-imposed rigor that is required to hone one’s design concepts.