Lobby and elevator bay renovation of a downtown Washington DC building with historic significance. Worked with ESI Design as a Physical Designer to create a continuous interactive media sequence that engages the urban context and the building users. The content of the interactive media walls cycles through different elements that include forms of place branding and artistic interactive expression.
While at CLR Design, we redesigned the Maryland Zoo’s African Journey which includes the Lion, Giraffe, and Elephant habitats/holding buildings. Using a technique of overlapping landscapes, we provided these savannah animals with views of each other. The lion and elephant holding buildings were renovated and added to, while viewing shelters, shade structures, enrichment activities, and larger habitats were created for all three animals.
Maryland Zoo Lion Giraffe Elephant
Working with Bluecadet and The Henry Ford Museum of Innovation, we were able to take these existing columns in an underutilized grand entrance and turn them into interactive elements. The columns illuminate the heroes of the collection. The visitor’s increased proximity to the column, unveils interesting information about the innovators.
Moneyline Bar & Book is part of the Borgata’s push to bring a new type of experience to the casino. While traditional sports book’s focus placing bets, the Moneyline Bar & Book positions itself as a destination sports bar that visitors can enjoy as an amenity of the casino while also having the option to place bets. Working with Cope Linder Architects and Nelson in the schematic design and design development phases, we were able to provide the Borgata with an innovative new experience for their visitors.
This large scale media sculpture was the centerpiece at the Hello Kongzi exhibit at Grand Central Station in New York City. This sculpture of the philosopher Confucius becomes an interface for different artists to express his principles using animations and projection mapping. Responsibilities included 3D Modeling, Project Management, Fabrication Coordination, Finishing, and Installation of the large Kongzi sculpture for projection mapping.
Hello Kongzi in NYC Showreel
Wells Fargo Center
The expansive atrium space and lobby of the Wells Fargo Center, designed by Philip Johnson, utilizes different forms of lighting and large scale LED ribbons to engage the building users with content that provides information and interest. Working with ESI Design to engage the public with social media driven mosaics and algorithm based visual graphics, this space was given a contemporary update that speaks to the clients needs and the space itself.
While at CLR Design we created three flexible habitats for three different species of small primates : DeBrazza's Monkey, Howler Monkey, and Ruffed Lemur. The central building has three interior private spaces for each primate species. The two day rooms allow for the primates to enter into a public space where the visiting public and the primates can have face to face interactions while allowing the primates to have the option of public exterior space in the habitat, private indoor space and indoor public viewing. The monkeys can be shifted into each habitat and all interior rooms to ensure they have a varied day to day experience.
Cape May County Zoo Primate Point
515 N State
Lobby renovation of iconic Kenzo Tange skyscraper in downtown Chicago. Working with ESI design as a Physical Designer to help spatially transform an immense and uninviting space into a place to meet, engage, and intrigue.
515 North State Street, Chicago, for Beacon Capital Partners, by ESI Design
This project is a contemporary update to the ground floor of a building in the Financial District in New York City. Using elements of the urban grid as a form of ornament and place branding, this assemblage of static and animated light sculptures creates an intriguing and cohesive experience.
85 Broad Street by ESI Design for Beacon Capital Partners
Como Park Zoo : Seal + Sea Lion
This is a concept animation for the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory's new Seal + Sea Lion project in St. Paul, Minnesota. It features a large Pacific Northwest themed aquatic habitat, refreshment area, underwater viewing, and a smaller side pool for rearing California Sea Lion pups. The amphitheater and larger habitat space allows the staff to work with the pinnipeds and explain their environmental/habitat needs as well as natural and man-made threats to their existence. The habitat provides a familiar place for the Harbor Seals and California Sea Lions to rehabilitate and live comfortably with the veterinary care they need.