This mixed-used development brings 200 affordable housing units and 10,000 sf of retail space to San Francisco's Mission Bay neighborhood. The retail provides a lively face to the 4th street retail corridor. The main lobby entry and cafe face the Mission Bay Commons Park while a dramatic corten steel-clad facade marks the corner of 4th and Mission Bay Boulevard. Four stories of housing wrap a two-level courtyard, while the articulated facade breaks the large building down to a neighborhood scale. Five88 is currently under construction and will open in Spring 2017.
I acted as project manager, guiding the project from the Design Development phase through construction.
This new 100% affordable building will bring 157 affordable apartments, to San Francisco's Mission neighborhood. The building mass modulates to echo the smaller buildings nearby and small retail spaces will foster small neighborhood businesses. A mid-block passage becomes a vibrant arts alley, hosting local artists studios and performances.
The west facade folds in and out, allowing residents to observe the narrow Wiese alley.
Among the amenities planned at 1950 Mission are a courtyard, community room and kitchen, rooftop garden, a media lab, affordable studios for artists, and an active mural walkway that will honor the neighborhood’s rich artistic and cultural heritage.
Mission Housing will lead the delivery of supportive resident services by coordinating with onsite partners PODER, Mission Neighborhood Centers’ Head Start, Early-Head Start, Lutheran Social Services and Mission Girls mentorship programs.
Contribution: Project Architect.
All renderings by David Baker Architects. Photos by Caroline Souza
Transforming a derelict industrial site in a Hispanic neighborhood on Chicago’s West Side, this 56,000 sf charter school brings rigorous education and inspiring design to a neighborhood with overcrowded schools.
The warm materials and sweeping design inspire students, house community activities, and highlight the neighborhood’s character.
The flexible classrooms and common areas and the soaring digital library promote exploration, creation, and sharing, encouraging students to actively participate in their education.
UNO Galewood is featured on the cover of the April 2013 issue of Building Design + Construction Magazine.
Contributions I was a design team member from concept through close-out. I was especially involved in the design for the library, working directly under the Principal, Project Architect, and Client Owners Rep to organize a Library Design Charrette and Panel Discussion.
Exterior rendering produced in collaboration with Hoffman Visualization.
Soaring Southern Volume
Photo courtesy of Lee Bey
Swimmer + Zimmer Topographies
This exhibit of work by Lara Swimmer, an architectural photographer, and Robert Zimmer, an architect, featured an undulating wall fashioned from industrial shrinkwrap.
I worked with a team of students, professors, the gallery director, and the artists themselves to conceptually organize and locate the content. I also participated in the installation design and material testing.
Photography by Lara Swimmer.
UrbanWorks This schematic design for a childcare center on Chicago’s Northwest Side provides light and views for children but accomodates the client’s desire for privacy and securiy.
A gradient of Swisspearl® panels and careful modulation break up its bulk along the street and provide visual interest for passerby.
Contributions 3D Modeling Facade Studies
Warehouse to Church
UrbanWorks This former cold storage warehouse will house a congregation of 1200 in the rapidly transforming multicultural neighborhood of Pilsen. The new windows and courtyard open up the street façade, bringing activity and pedestrian traffic to a depopulated area.
Contributions: I am the Junior Project Manager on this project, from conception to design development phase.
Exterior rendering in collaboration with Hoffman Visualization.