A Collection of Negotiation Masters Portfolio
ne·go·ti·ate v.: to confer with another so as to arrive at the settlement of some matter
Design is a function of existing conditions. Real world variables can be identified and defined, then used as parameters for design. Design is [only] a product of these variables; defined, negotiated and transformed.
Nothing is new.
These variables are infinite. We are immersed in a culture of [good and bad] design. This dense, complex, yet often banal environment provides a set ripe for engagement and transformation. Architecture plays a critical role in forming the everyday.
Under the guise of the Architect as authority figure, the built environment can be negotiated, drawing the public in and involving the viewer in a slightly, and intentionally altered world.
The boundary between Fine Art / Architecture and the public can be broken by gentle subversion. Using digital technology, architectural form, and charm as a tool, I strive to address real world existing conditions, and act as negotiator, producing work that is attentive, informative, and revealing.
May 2012 publication after receiving my Masters of Architecture from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.