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             I am honored to announce that I have been awarded a place in the 2024 Metropolis Future 100 cohort! This portfolio-based competition required a lot of dedication and I pushed beyond my limits to meet it while upholding all of my other commitments to school, ARC research, and thesis work. It also takes a lot of conscious effort to pursue architecture, furniture design, and woodworking all at once, and it is incredibly validating to receive this recognition that my efforts and work are being seen and appreciated.       I would like to thank my parents...

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I am very happy to announce that the Boomerang Coffee Table from last summer has been selected as a finalist for the 7th Annual Gray Awards! The winners will be revealed in March and I am incredibly excited and honored to make it this far in the competition. While I have only been woodworking for a few years and much of my work is firmly tied to a budget (time and cost), it is validating to have my work recognized and platformed. The full set of photographs are in another blog post, but a few are below to refresh the...

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I had the opportunity to swing back by UW Farm in late October to see how our World Cultural Kitchen project from spring was faring (and only now had the free time to post about it). Overall, the project is aging gracefully and the summer of use is hardly visible at all. One counter seems to be sagging, perhaps due to someone sitting on it; we had planned for that situation, but maybe not well enough. While four months is a short time in the lifespan of a structure, I am pleased to see no visible signs of weathering, damage,...

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While I don't typically share coursework here, I thought this would fit well as my Neighborhood Design Build Studio experience during undergrad helped inspire me to take up woodworking in the first place. As a Master of Architecture student at UW, I had the opportunity to take NDBS a second time and I jumped on it. Scroll to the bottom for more information about the design. The very end of the post contains a few bonus photos of our final presentation model.   The project brief was to create outdoor shelter with emphasis on open, covered space to be used...

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This commission came to me in December 2022, and the client was kind enough to wait for the final design to be produced during the following summer. The conceptual discussion centered on a mid-century to 70's design aesthetic with at least one table surface. The dimensions were based on the client's current living room furnishings to ensure the table would not impede movement. The latter point also informed the boomerang legs which are pulled in to allow the foot to easily swing around vs. a corner leg (the client's dog also approves). The white melamine tops were made of salvage...

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