I was interested in exploring design methodologies and developing technologies that challenge current strategies on the architectural market. Designing sustainably is not simply bolting active systems such as PV panels onto a house; it is instead designing that house from the ground up to be lower impact through its operations and material life cycles. This is unique in that it gives students the opportunity to research, design, and then actually implement these ideas.
I am specifically involved with the architecture studio, continuing the legacy and core conceptual ideas of the project from its early design stages to the completion of the project.
GRoW Buffalo is about projecting a new way of living and building onto our city, educating our current and future builders. It is changing the way people think about living sustainably.