Parsons School of Design alumnus with a BFA in fashion, who has worked in the menswear industry for several years. Past lives have been in the East Village and Lower East Side of Manhattan; more recently transplanted to Harlem. Currently living in a 1907 "French flat," an Edwardian era middle-class apartment.
The proposed Faith Ringgold's Children Museum at 155th Street and St. Nicholas Place that will break ground at the end of the year now has a modernist, stacked-block design to it but the building originally went for a contextual direction. We found an early rendering that took the terracotta elements of the existing ornate garage along with Manhattanville's 125th Street Viaduct's iconic arches to form the base of museum and the affordable housing up top. The idea is quite interesting but the early computer drawings are not realistic enough to give a sense of what the structure would actually look like (that's supposed to be all glass on each level). Click on the top image to enlarge. For more details, go to the following site for additional sketches: LINK. See our past post on Harlem's new children's museum and the final design selected: LINK