Road Trip to Architecture

I was a guest blogger for an architecture blog a few weeks ago.  Check it out here… http://registeredarchitect.blogspot.com/2014/05/road-trip-to-architect-usa.html

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Dishwasher Discoveries

This morning my first activity involved “doing” the dishes, well… if loading the dishwasher counts as doing. As I began to load the silverware I decided to use a feature that I never used before and it changed my life. In the silverware compartment there is an option to snap back the top so that … Continue reading

Where are the stakes?!

“There is nothing more dangerous than to build a society with a large segment of people in that society who feel that they have no stake in it; who feel that that have nothing to lose. People, who have stake in their society, protect that society, but when they don’t have it, they unconsciously want … Continue reading

The informal as inspiration for rethinking urban spaces: architect Teddy Cruz shares 5 projects

Originally posted on TED Blog:
[ted_talkteaser id=1920]In today’s talk, Teddy Cruz looks at San Diego-Tijuana border, where some of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the United States are just a short drive from some of the poorest communities in Mexico. As used materials flow from San Diego to Tijuana, transforming the kinds of structures created there, people move…

Hip-Hop Architecture survey

This past spring I was honored to participate in and be a presenter at the Words, Beats, Life inc. Hip-Hop each-in, in Washington, DC.  This teach-in was a whirlwind for me.  It featured some of most inspirational hip-hop scholars who shared their hip-hop knowledge, passion and inspirations, and the way they are using hip-hip as … Continue reading

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AmeriCorps Build-a-Thon 2013

Build-A-Thoning…

This past May I had the opportunity to participate in a Habitat sponsored AmeriCorps event in Seattle, Wa.  For one week the Habitat for Humanity affiliate in Seattle, Kings County, hosted numerous AmeriCorps volunteers from across the country to join together and get things done for America.  This is a yearly event know as Build-a-Thon, … Continue reading

Hopping Back 2 Hip Cover

Hopping Back 2 Hip…

I recently re-visited my sketch book from my Thesis graduate work and decided to see if it actually made sense.  It’s been about 2 years (wow) since researching, thinking, designing and completing(kinda) this project.  I must admit I was a little worried that taking a step back and now together would expose some major flaws … Continue reading

Thesis Exhibition Space

Common[unity] Architecture Beats: Hip-Hop inspired design

My site analysis process was inspired by my daily commute from Forest Park (west suburb of Chicago) to the Loop on the Green Line L’ Train.  Twice a day I observed the changes of the neighborhoods and became interested in the politics of why this was visible.  I passed through the neighborhoods of  Oak Park, … Continue reading

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