Objects,  Apertures, and Angles

Hansy Better Barraza

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 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 access to affordable swimming lessons and education.

Michael Joseph Farris 


Michael Farris is a problem-solver who excels in the overlap between disciplines. His leadership and team-building experience has taught him that there is greater opportunity for growth when opposing beliefs, perspectives, and experiences unite. Ever since founding and hosting the first student-led podcast series, rizdeology, along with the first-ever fully funded TEDxRISD conference, Michael is a proven leader that knows how to solve and scale ideas.

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You can contact Michael directly at his email: michaeljfarris1@gmail.com

Through the ‘critique’ process, Michael has continually crafted narratives, showcased emotions, and created plausible stories, convincing audiences how and why his proposition is viable. Michael has various skills, including Adobe CC, Rhino, AutoCAD, Revit, 2D Drafting, Twin Motion, V-Ray, Gravity Sketch, Unity, Climate Studio, and Photosphere.