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Design
Architecture
Photography


 

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I love capturing moments of true emotion: the cry, the head-tossing laugh, the scowl. The humanity of the world, frozen in time and space, captured for future generations to see. 

a season dedicated to humanity

Over the years, I've realized that in order to make good design, you have to really understand who you are designing for. It takes a careful and thoughtful understanding of the way people will engage with it. Whether it is the weight of paper and the texture of a business card or the way light shines through the window of a family's kitchen in the summer versus the winter, each require a thorough consideration of all aspects of the design.

I believe good design starts with a humble heart and open ears. It starts with an honest conversation about the product, place, or intention. My job as a designer is to distill the ideas and to translate that for the world. I hope to do just that, through design, architecture, and photography.

 
 

The Radio Room - 2012
Film course with B. Ambroziak at UTKCoAD

Memories spoken are falsified through abstraction. By creating a film built through abstract imagery and transplanted sounds, I seek to distill the memory to amplify it in my mind. The sounds awaken pieces of that place in my mind's eye. The film tells a story of a room in my old house where my mother would escape after tucking me into bed. Footsteps took her down the carpeted hall to a room on the end. Filled with a smoky haze, lit only with the moonlight and a small red light from the radio, the room cradled her. Vibrations of blues melodies buzzed in the wall by my head. She hid but within that space which lived within her evermore. 

 

moments


Clarinda
September 2017

Thursday Network on Race and religion brunch
August 2017

Offline society portraits
July 2017

2017 Barracks Row Baptisms at National Community Church
July 2017

Chasing Light with KDWHITE
June 2017

Mission Trip to Jeffrey's Bay and Humansdorp, South Africa
April 2017

Mother's Day Portraits
Humansdorp, South Africa

Victory4All Rainbow Skills Center
Humansdorp, South Africa


Staff Headshots for the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture
(yes, i am a staff member.)
May 2017


Offline Society Meets SOoma
(Sooma - a Local Meal-kit company building community through eating together)
May 2017

DOXA Winery Day 2017

Curious in Seattle
March 2016

 

architecture

 
Graduate Thesis Project - Masterplan for Memphis, TN

Graduate Thesis Project - Masterplan for Memphis, TN

Deep Surface: Engaging the Terra Viscus

243 acres in Memphis, TN, is described as "Shaded Zone X" on the FEMA flood insurance maps. This area is in the center of the municipal boundary and has contains over 200 buildings, 25 roads and an underground water management system that people call "the cavern." After overlaying year and years of maps, I found that Shaded Zone X actually used to describe the watershed of the Gayoso Bayou, a bayou that used to serve as the eastern edge of "Downtown Memphis." Over the last century, the bayou has been covered and mechanized into an underground water management system that expels water from the city to the Mighty Mississippi through a pumping station built in the 1920s. 

Deep Surface explores the potential of a revival of the Gayoso Bayou to serve as temporal landscape weaving throughout the cities landscape. A new development that considers the ecology of the place, the impending flood, and the earthquake liquefaction zone (which runs along where the bayou once ran).

Read more about this project on Archinect.


While I was in school...