Hello Modern People,
In the last month, we have started two new projects and also we have a new member of the team we are excited to introduce.
We are thrilled to introduce our summer intern, let's all say hello to Mr. Gidiony Alves.
Gidiony Alves, born and raised in the archipelago of Cape Verde, received a bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Rhode Island in 2019. Eager to further his education and understanding of design, he attended the Rhode Island School of Design where he earned a master's degree in Architecture in 2022. He believes that architecture is far more than just building spaces but rather a service for space making. Listening is key in his approach to architecture, ultimately resulting in his highly intellectual, functional, and beautiful designs.
His portfolio features a diverse collection of residential and community projects which aim to empower the well-being of individuals, communities, and the natural environment through strategic and conscientious design.
Gidiony has a profound love for the arts. He loves drawing, painting, photography and film. He also enjoys listening and dancing to music on a daily basis. The ability for music to inspire richness and its ability to tap emotions and memory is inspirational to his own architectural works which strive for similar quality of richness and memorable experiences.
On the Boards: Meacham Residence
The Meacham Residence consists of a renovation to an original Loius Sumner Winn design. This midcentury house will receive modest upgrades to the interiors to maximize living space areas. We will also design a new accessory building for an ADU (accessory dwelling unit) and a photo studio. Currently, this project is in schematic phase, stay tuned for more on the development of this unique and special project.
On the Boards: The Carroll Residence
This project is located in Durham and consists of an addition. The owners wanted to expand the program and improve the flow of the existing house. The existing house has a passive solar design, therefore respecting this strategy was important for this exercise. During the schematic design, we considered multiple possibilities to rearrange the spaces to improve the functionality of the house.
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Joe Lopez, Architect, AIA, NCARB