The Meridian District

School of Design, Graduate Interior Design Student: Kaelee HelmsFaculty: Sheryl Kasak Unusual translucent and amorphous forms curate curiosity and distraction. These shapes illuminate light and juxtapose minimal concrete planes. Moments of bizarre shapes are paired with non-conventional and sustainable materials, which help distract the mind of someone who is trying to escape a drug. Constriction […]

Layering the Third Place

School of Architecture, Undergraduate Architecture Students: Ziyu Chen, Owen Spangler Faculty: Reese Campbell This project is oriented within the larger theory surrounding the ideal communal space, namely the “third place.” The third place describes a setting that is neither the “first” (private dwelling) or “second” (workplace) situation, instead of creating a more neutral environment that […]

Don’t Cry Over Spoiled Milk: Interventions to Reduce Milk Waste

School of Continuing and Professional Studies, Sustainable Design Certificate Program Student: Elizabeth Lee Faculty: Danielle Trofe Dairy is one of the most frequently wasted food items, and food waste contributes to significant greenhouse gas emissions. This project identified several intervention points and mechanisms to reduce milk waste throughout the system, including reducing pre and post-consumer […]

The Cool Cape: A Nature-Inspired Wearable Water Bottle That Cools You Down

School of Continuing and Professional Studies, Sustainable Design Certificate Program Student: Elizabeth Lee Faculty: Tetsu Ohara Increasingly frequent heatwaves put many at risk of heat-related illness. In this project, I used the principles of biomimicry to design a low-cost, low-energy intervention to aid with personal cooling. I applied thermoregulation techniques used by animals in the […]

Redefining Recycling: Effortless

School of Art, Design Management Students: Irma Barrera, Gibum You, Saul Marquez – Vitela, Tenzing Chonzom Faculty: Rachel Starobinsky, Yutaka Takiura There is an abundance of research and statistics that remind us of the issues with recycling, however, there is a lack of knowledge regarding programs or resources that allow consumers to actually do something […]

The Phoenix

School of Art, Design Management Students: Jackie Scarangella, Tad Barker, Jimin Hwang, Napasamon Jeeramaneemai Faculty: Rachel Starobinsky, Yutaka Takiura The Phoenix is a toolkit and a platform that provides its users with the means to prepare themselves in the event of a fire. We will provide a toolkit that features a tailored education and awareness […]

Adaptive Reuse; 1800s Barn | Contemporary Marketplace

School of Design, Graduate Interior Design Student: Aislinn Jefferies Faculty: Ben Rosenblum Located in a town where historic colonial homes about contemporary tech offices, an underutilized barn in the center of town offers a unique opportunity for the collaboration of old meets new in the town of Westford, MA. Through circular design strategies a proposal […]

Tomato’s Home

School of Design, Graduate Interior Design Students: Jiahan Yu, Xiaoke Li, Fanjin Zhao, Jiajie Xu – Design Team Xiaoke Li, Lena Han, Xinduo Guo – Launchpad Team Faculty: Tetsu Ohara, Jennifer Telesca, Carl Zimring, Carolyn Shafer, Danielle Trofe, Frank Millero Tomatoes are a favorite fruit in Africa but are also a waste problem. This is particularly […]

Untangled

School of Design, Graduate Interior Design Student: Chen Zhongh Faculty: Tetsu Ohara This project proposes an Integrated Wellness Center for patients with anxiety disorders. Anxiety causes irritation, put excessive stress and cause entanglement to patients both physically and mentally. To counter this condition, the Integrated Wellness Center is designed with a circulation flow that relieves […]