Design / Build

Not every idea is right for the mass production processes of industrial design. Many of the concepts that I've helped bring to life are one-off or small scale creations. Custom furniture, greenspaces, trade show booths, art installations, decks, decor, and renovations all require the same dedication to problem-solving as industrial design, graphic design, and architecture—but on a small scale.

My experience in industrial design, prototyping, and construction have made me an effective designer, collaborator, and implementer of the smaller stuff. This is where I get my hands dirty. I love to build things and look at these projects as a marriage of craft and industrial design. To me, that means it requires the same standard of effective, thoughtful, and elegant design that would be demanded by a multi-national corporation.

Exhibit Columbus

People for Urban Progress | 2019

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People for Urban Progress was awarded a prize to participate in the annual Exhibit Columbus for 2019. "Jungle Subtraction" explored an architecture of subtraction rather than the typical addition of architecture. We wanted to visually edit the streetscape. We responded to the mismatched planters, trash cans, benches, bike racks, parking signs, etc. that tend to clutter and detract from the original vision for how spaces were designed. We litter our streets with visual noise, often drowingin out the simple pleasure of walking under a tree or sitting alone to people-watch. Learn More.

Various Design / Build Projects
IUPUI Redwood Project

People for Urban Progress | 2018

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Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) reached out to People for Urban Progress (PUP) to design a solution that would reduce waste and extent the life of campus material. Redwood planks were used as the cladding for parking garages on campus for decades but had reached the end of their journey there. We breathed a third life into these planks to help extend their longevity. Learn more.

Merrill Street GreenSpace

Luur Design | 2014

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How do you encourage people to stop and enjoy a pocket park without holding up traffic on a trail? Call a designer! We helped complete a little slice of urban nature with a functional art piece that allows people to interact with nature and neighbors alike. More coming soon!