Design Group Leader/Project Architect AIA, NCARB
During college, my favorite architecture projects were the ones that provided solutions for disenfranchised low income neighborhoods. In one such project, I studied the effects of a business incubator as the conceptual approach for creating activity within the most violent neighborhood in Columbus, Ohio. I took a camera and explored the area in search of how my idea could make an impact. My exit review in graduate school was based on the cultural and architectural development of cities along the Mexican-American border. The challenge was to alter the perception of immigration, showing that marginalized populations aided in entrepreneurial activity in urbanism today. I labeled this urban activism: Post-Borderism. Working for Aspen Group allows me to continue this critical thinking in the form of advancing ministry.