The Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg is my favorite project to date. I adore projects that interact with the public, engaging them with their environments and impacting the way they feel, think, and behave. Vineyard-style concert halls are a perfect example of sensorial design. I was able to visit the Elbphilharmonie among several other concert halls in Europe on a scholarship research trip. Navigating on a curved escalator through the historic commercial warehouse to a wild yet concerting building, and listening to classical music in an organic concert hall was a fabulous sensual experience.
The closest I’ve been to sensorial design was the Baggage Claim Level renovation at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. There I performed as an architectural designer, working with a team of designers on creating a bright, calming environment with deliberate cues and elements to reduce the stress of all passengers.
Favorite Thing About Your Job
Being able to continue working on transportation-related and complex projects. And to collaborate in an integrative design process with deliberate talented designers instilled with principles to make impactful spaces for all people.
Favorite Thing to Do
Hiking in the mountains, go downhill skiing, exploring local cultures, taking leisure rides, watching the Green Bay Packers, and enjoying a drink at breweries and vineyards.