Department: Architecture School: Architecture and Design Campus: Manhattan
Member of NYIT Since: 2011
Why work at NYIT?
NYIT educates a large number of undergraduates pursuing architecture degrees in the New York area, giving me an opportunity to impact many future architects.
Architecture 211: Statics and Strength of Materials
Architecture 311: Structural Steel Design
Architecture 312: Reinforced Concrete Design
Architecture 423: Project Integration Studio
How structural systems work in support of amazing architectural designs. The structures curriculum is absolutely fundamental in the education of an architect. Researching new ways of teaching abstract concepts is one of my passions, whether it's hands on, visual, or interactive.
How has technology influenced your teaching style?
It has enabled me to teach visually and interactively in ways previously impossible. The computational power of applications allows students to see results immediately, reinforcing the underlying mathematics that ground structural concepts. Some of my favorite online examples are Active Statics and Interactive Structures.
The Architectural League of New York chose the project, "Dissociative New York," (completed with Joshua Mackley) as a winning entry in its 2011 design competition and exhibition, "The Unfinished Grid: Design Speculations for Manhattan," organized in partnership with the Museum of the City of New York. The competition sought ideas from architects for using the Manhattan street grid to address present and future scenarios and challenges.
Favorite smartphone app
American Institute of Steel Construction and Autodesk User Group International
I'm a collector and user of analog communication technologies. My belongings inspire me to understand the physical nature of output, including my Olivetti typewriter; Kelsey letterpress; collections of print books, journals, pamphlets and posters; film photography; folders of handwritten correspondence; constructed drawings; and stack of personal sketchbooks.
Take opportunities when they're presented and always be ready for new ones; you never know from where they will come.
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