UCLA Master of Urban and Regional Planning Capstone Project, 2017

The initial project was to develop a single, bus rapid transit (BRT) line that anticipated both the rise of a tech-centered hub in Playa Vista and the opening of a nearby light rail line in the upcoming years.
My findings were that traditional BRT results in fewer mobility improvements and higher costs than an alternative matrix of bus lanes that use existing infrastructure and traffic signal improvements. These are accessible to all municipal operators and could be partially financed by private employers in West Los Angeles paying to use the bus lanes for private multi-passenger vehicles.
These methodologies are applied to a shared and tactically implemented, low capital, but high impact investment that creates a transit oriented region in West Los Angeles in a new way.
This project is inspired not only by the lessons learned from bus rapid transit implementation, but also those from shared mobility, living streets, public private partnerships, and other developing urban design and policy techniques that results in a hybrid system that works for all users.


Lincoln Corridor Utility Box Art, 2016

With the City of Santa Monica

http://www.canyon-news.com/utility-boxes-beautified-through-linc-plan/58698


Visualizing Bus Ridership in Los Angeles and Santa Monica

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The Future of Mobility Workshop Timeline, October 2016

With the City of Santa Monica


  Spatial Inequalities of Rapid Transit, 2016 Los Angeles County, California

 

Spatial Inequalities of Rapid Transit, 2016

Los Angeles County, California

  The 20-Minute City, 2015 Los Angeles, California With: Peter Chesney, Ben Kolder, Jeannette Mundy UHI Summer Institute

 

The 20-Minute City, 2015

Los Angeles, California

With: Peter Chesney, Ben Kolder, Jeannette Mundy

UHI Summer Institute

THE ARRIVAL, 2016

La Placita, Los Angeles, California

With: Peter Chesney, Ben Kolder, Jeannette Mundy

UHI Summer Institute


  NYC Housing MAP, 2014 Article on reForm Named on Revaluate's list of The Best New York City Maps of 2014 "We wanted to reconsider the commonly cited statistic that NYC housing prices average $1,200 per square foot," says Constantine Valhouli of his inspiration for the project. "We felt that it wasn't a monolithic market, and if people were open to considering different neighborhoods and under-the-radar neighborhoods, then there were pockets of surprising value within a short commute to Manhattan. " By and large, prices do tend to decline as commute times increase, and there are still parts of Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx where homes can be found for less than $200 per square foot. And if you're dead-set on staying in Manhattan on a budget? Head uptown—Washington Heights and Inwood claimed top honors as the borough's most affordable areas for buyers." - BrickUnderground

 

NYC Housing MAP, 2014

Article on reForm

Named on Revaluate's list of The Best New York City Maps of 2014

"We wanted to reconsider the commonly cited statistic that NYC housing prices average $1,200 per square foot," says Constantine Valhouli of his inspiration for the project. "We felt that it wasn't a monolithic market, and if people were open to considering different neighborhoods and under-the-radar neighborhoods, then there were pockets of surprising value within a short commute to Manhattan. " By and large, prices do tend to decline as commute times increase, and there are still parts of Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx where homes can be found for less than $200 per square foot. And if you're dead-set on staying in Manhattan on a budget? Head uptown—Washington Heights and Inwood claimed top honors as the borough's most affordable areas for buyers." - BrickUnderground


Kinetic Reflections, 2014

Boston, Massachusetts

A multi-disciplinary proposal for the Illuminus Boston Festival occurring October 25, 2014.

It is part of a large scale nighttime urban intervention that engages users with the site in an innovative manner.

String Theory, 2010

Leeds, United Kingdom

A reexamination of Fisher-Crane's proposal for 36 The Calls, reimagining their original intent as a suspended bridge-like structure that integrated the street- and waterscapes of Leeds as part of an urban waterfront renewal program.

Network][Flow, 2012

Jakarta, Indonesia

RPI School of Architecture Thesis Project -- examined the water systems of Jakarta, Indonesia in relation to overpopulation and pollution alongside the capabilities inherent in the pervasive rise of smartphone technology, the organizing possibilities of social media, and the use of sensing and intelligent machinery.

Urban Sky Farm, 2010

Manhattan, New York

Eviscera Brasilia, 2011

Brasilia, Brazil

Sami Cultural Center, 2009

Inari, Finland