Intersecting Parallels

NAZARETH EKMEKJIAN Nazareth Ekmekjian is Mobility Prototyping Designer at Piaggio Fast Forward. Nazareth received his B.Arch from the Southern California Institute of Architecture in 2008 and his SMarchS from MIT in 2015. Even as a practitioner of design on the fringes of our discipline, it is impossible to remove myself […]

Parallel Design Approaches: Nathan Garcia

NATHAN GARCIA (M.ARCH I, ’20) Nathan Garcia graduated from Texas A&M University with a BA in Architecture and Minor in Archaeology in 2017. He had interned at Mark Foster Gage Architects and Gilles Retsin Architecture. In undergrad I had the great privilege of working part-time for David Gardener’s Jewelers and […]

Collaborate at Your Own Risk

NUITH MORALES Nuith Morales is a landscape designer at Sasaki, a multi-disciplinary firm. She graduated from the Harvard Graduate School of Design in 2015. Collaboration is not merely an additive process in which each expert or team adds their knowledge and skills to the project. The urban designer, the landscape […]

Parallel Design Approaches: Olivia Gilbey

OLIVIA GILBEY Olivia Gilbey is a graphic designer that went on to study interactive and experiential design.  In the interactive and new media field, there is always a push to adopt anything that is new. It has gone to such an extreme at times that the actual experience is no […]

On The Ground

02/09 “You don’t have to like your mother, but don’t killer her” – (on the carnage of P.J’s AT&T building) “Knights of Columbus…which is really an insurance company for the Catholic” – Bob Stern Building Project Elections were held after a workshop lecture with Columbus House architect, Ben Ledbetter. Get […]

Intersecting Parallels

NAZARETH EKMEKJIAN Nazareth Ekmekjian is Mobility Prototyping Designer at Piaggio Fast Forward. Nazareth received his B.Arch from the Southern California Institute of Architecture in 2008 and his SMarchS from MIT in 2015. Even as a practitioner of design on the fringes of our discipline, it is impossible to remove myself […]

Parallel Design Approaches: Nancy Ji

NANCY JI Nancy Ji is an architect in Melbourne, Australia. She was the winner of the 2016 Mercedes Benz Design Award for her entry, the Lily Tray Table and the emerging designer award at the Melbourne Fringe Furniture Festival in 2017. The saying “Dal cucchiaio alla citta” (from the spoon […]

Robot Sex Review

RAY WU (M.ARCH I, ’19) Robot Sex: Social and Ethical Implications. Edited by John Danaher and Neil McArthur Sitting on Omar Shapira’s desk, the red, uppercase title is hard to ignore. The title is accompanied by a discreet image of an android clad in glossy white with chromic details and articulations, […]

Proceed with Excitement

MICHAEL SZIVOS Michael Szivos is the founder of SOFTlab, a design studio based in New York City. The studio explores projects through a combination of craft, research, technology and a desire to create playful and unexpected experiences.   The current predicament our studio finds itself in is mostly caused by […]

Interview with Tomomi Itakura

Tomomi Itakura is a founding partner of IKD. She was formerly the Director of Exhibition Design at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Tomomi holds a M.Arch from Harvard University and BA in Theater Arts and Architecture from UC Berkeley.   P!: You studied Theatre Arts/Architecture at Berkeley prior […]

Books, Architecture

LUKE BULMAN Luke Bulman received an M.Arch at Rice School of Architecture, a school deeply dedicated to the book as an instrument of architectural thinking. As a graphic designer he is self-trained, but benefitted from a foundation of study with Bruce Mau. He’s currently teaching at YSOA.   My work […]

Interview with Nitzan Bartov

Nitzan Bartov is a game designer and architect based in Brooklyn. Nitzan is also a Media Lab Fellow at The Economist, and an Advisor at the School of Visual Arts. Paprika!: We are interested in why you transitioned to virtual reality and augmented reality design after studying architecture, and how […]

Interview with Omer Shapira

Omer Shapira is an Artist and a Programmer, exploring trust between humans and machines with Virtual Reality and Robotics. Before working at NVIDIA, he was a Technical Director at Fake Love and Framestore VR. Omer talks about technology like you talk about your ex.   P!: You grew up in […]

Interview with Clement Valla

CLEMENT VALLA Clement Valla is a New York based artist and an associate professor at RISD.  He received a BA (Architecture) from Columbia University and an MFA in Digital+Media from the Rhode Island School of Design. Paprika!: Why did you move from architecture to digital media? What aspects of your architectural […]

Editor’s Statement

ERIN KIM AND JENNIFER LAI (M.ARCH I, ’19) Our issue encourages further exploration, underscoring how the tools of designers from other disciplines can be assembled toward new ends, inspiring dialogues and collaborative relationships between design fields. With a total of 16 responses from the contributors, we discovered 4 parallel approaches in […]

Parallel Design Approaches: Doug Scott

DOUG SCOTT Doug Scott is a graphic designer who studied architecture for six years at the University of Nebraska. Before studying graphic design at Yale, he worked for three architecture/design firms and was a draftsman and cartographer in the United States Army Reserve. Things I have learned in studying architecture […]

Designing for Death

WINSTON YUEN (M. ARCH I, ’19) Winston studied biomedical science at University of Calgary, completing a thesis on drug synergies between blood cancer therapies. He is now interested in architecture and its relationship to health. Designers have made valiant strides towards designing for the dead. Eisenman’s Memorial to the Murdered […]

Parallel Design Approaches: Ben Olsen

BEN OLSEN (M.ARCH I, ’19) Ben has pursued parallel practice in architecture and scenic design for several years. He was a resident scenic designer at Artistry MN, resident props designer at Theater Latte Da, and marketing coordinator at Shelter Architecture. benjamindavidolsen.com “To see the entire world, do this literally: Mold the […]