research

Researching is an opportunity to question.

 

Between practice and teaching, research is a space to be comfortable being uncomfortable – by seeking out new knowledge, new means, and new methods. This “space” between things may be as vast as voided slots in the urban fabric, as small as the design of a material joint, as pragmatic as component-based building fabrication, or as aspirational as integrating sustainable performance with strong design. The delightfully blurry relationship between design intent and constructed reality is a process worth exploring in order to develop a better product. Le Corbusier explained it this way: “Between belief and doubt it is better to believe. Between action and dissolution it is better to act.”

the NEW (net-zero energy workforce) house

the NEW (net-zero energy workforce) house

2021 us solar decathlon design challenge // suburban single family // yancey county, nc

habitat for humanity catalog home

habitat for humanity catalog home

2019 us solar decathlon design challenge // suburban single family // watauga county, nc

lifempowered house for life village

lifempowered house for life village

2019 us solar decathlon design challenge // attached housing // watauga county, nc

affordable passive solar residence

affordable passive solar residence

affordable passive solar planbook // north carolina

Compact Affordable Buildable by numbers (CABn) project

Compact Affordable Buildable by numbers (CABn) project

bar CABn // with jeff jordan architects // various locations

designing primitive huts

designing primitive huts

backpacked architecture // appalachian trail

cataloging primitive huts

cataloging primitive huts

backpacked architecture // appalachian trail

maison reciprocity

maison reciprocity

solar decathlon europe 2014 // versailles, france

quartier reciprocity

quartier reciprocity

solar decathlon europe 2014 // winston-salem, nc and angers, france

the solar homestead

the solar homestead

us department of energy solar decathlon 2011 // washington, dc

performance stage prototype

performance stage prototype

with destination by design // various locations

downtown revitalizations

downtown revitalizations

with destination by design // various locations

mobile planning unit

mobile planning unit

with destination by design // various locations

architectural lighting

architectural lighting

with lux populi // various locations