Michael J. Farris


Is a senior architecture student at The Rhode Island School of Design, RISD, and recently studied abroad at the ETH Zurich,  during the Fall 2021 semester. Addionally, he is concenrtating in The Theory Hisoty of Art & Design.



As a future entrepreneur, Michael is fascinated by thresholds, third spaces, contested lands, and everything that lies in the "in-between". Living within these intersections allows him to increase the surface area of serendipity.


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Michael J. Farris


Is a senior architecture student
at The Rhode Island School of Design, currently studying abroad at the ETH Zurich, department of architecture for the Fall 2021 semester.

As a future entrepreneur, Michael is fascinated by thresholds, third spaces, contested lands, and everything that lies in the "in-between". Living within these intersections allows him to increase the surface area of serendipity- a tool that is all too often forgotten.

He is currently looking for a full-time paid internship from May 2022-August 2022. 

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Navigating Objects, Apertures and Angles

Nubian Square is a 90,000 sq ft vacant parking lot in the neighborhood of Roxbury in Boston. Roxbury has the lowest household income out of all 23 neighborhoods in Boston. The goal was to design 100 affordable housing units with a plethora of community shared spaces ranging from public markets to farm plots.

My proposal raised the housing above the ground in order to increase the flow of human traffic. The housing blocks sat on top of diagonal stair circulation blocks- which served as entry points for residences. Each block contains rooftop lap pools to increase acess to affordable swimming lessons and education. 

Critic: Hansy Better Baranza
12/15/2020