Division St Dance Academy

I have just completed my Masters Project here at IIT’s College of Architecture. My work towards this goal in large part accounts for the lack of recent posts. Now that that is over, I will resume this blogging exercise. This project grew out of a recognition that contemporary large scale development in mature Chicago neighborhoods … Continue reading

The Many Illusions of Security

02.22.12 “I am tired of learning from my own mistakes.” -Andrew Bayley, 01.2012 This week is a double. Its about an irresponsible architecture student as much as it is about irresponsible architecture. And then its really about irresponsible use of architecture… I had my laptop and digital slr camera stolen from studio over the weekend. … Continue reading

overcooked candy bars

So candy bars should be cool when you buy them, right? Well IIT has figured out a terrifically inefficient method to fail to deliver cool candy bars. Jam a bunch of vending machines in a room with no ventilation. It also makes the Pepsi machines work harder to keep the Pepsi cool, and it just … Continue reading

When improvements improve nothing

The DEARBORN HOMES, a C.H.A. property. So when I started graduate school at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago in the fall of 2010, I began exploring a part of the city I hadn’t been in much before. IIT’s campus is located in Bronzeville,a neighborhood with, among other distinctions, a long history of public … Continue reading