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Hospitality // Mira Hotel

The Mira Hotel pays homage to the timeless craft and innovation of George Nakashima's architecture and woodworking. The design creates a balance between large gestural circles and the intimacy of materiality. The boutique hotel features an indoor rock garden, restaurant, and bar. The hotel was planned with particular consideration of ceiling heights and scale in relation to the feeling of enclosure (private) and horizon (public). Lighting was also important to the creation of celebrated moments. 

Software: Revit, Photoshop, InDesign

Cultural // Common Ground Ethiopian Community Center

Inspired by Ethiopia's ancient monolithic churches and the rhythmic stepping of the wood and concrete vernacular architecture, this community center combines cafe, retail, office, gathering, and educational spaces with a focus on material and form. The entrance features a concrete fountain. Its design was developed through a process of sketching, detailing, building a to-scale mockup, and modeling and rendering in Revit. Software: Revit, SketchUp, AutoCAD, Photoshop, Illustrator