I am an aspiring architect and graduate of the University of Oregon architecture program. I believe that the most interesting architectural solutions occur when economics, ecology, and sociology collide. At this fascinating cross-road, buildings and designs can begin to structure themselves around important sustainability issues, ecological habitats, economic struggles, and the needs of society as a whole. Ultimately, I want to re-structure the discussion around sustainability, and dare to take on the big issues. I imagine a world where waste is a resource for our survival, where animals form nests within our buildings, and our impact on this earth is beneficial and symbiotic, rather than detrimental.
I have a deep rooted passion for sustainable design and energy systems, as well as architecture!
Taking the bio-waste from and industrial process, such as brewing beer, and inputting it into a bio-mass co-generation energy plant, and then capturing the carbon dioxide and heat, and creating alternative uses for it, such as vertical farming (with carbon dioxide) or a sauna and spa (with heat). This allows for the potential for a "closed-loop" system where all waste elements - whether they be physical like bio-waste, or transparent like heat - are utilized in a resourceful manner. Then take all of these elaborate processes, and locate them in close proximity to each other, so that you can directly input one waste product into the next process, cutting back on transportation costs.
Architecture, design (of all kinds), sustainability, alternative energy
My secret hobby is fitness, nutrition, and cooking!
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