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Silver Level Design Make Residency

Design Make Residents 2017



Danny Rigg’s area of exploration for the Design-Make Residency Program is to focus on sustainable garden design and local food production for residential sites. Modular garden components, automated systems, including sensors and remote monitoring, will be part of his study. Given many surrounding areas best suited for food production are being lost to develop low density housing, investigating new prototypes for urban and suburban garden design has great importance for our sustainable future.

Learn more about Danny's experience as a Design-Make resident!

Smart Garden by Danny Rigg




Nathan Vice began the 2017 AIA Houston Design/Make Residency with an interest in reciprocal structures and parquet floors. Nathan built numerous artifacts with the patterns and tectonics of these architectural features. Ultimately Nathan used the residency to design and build a lamella pavillion. The fabrication of this structure was challenging and extremely rewarding.  Nathan considers it to be a major achievement in his young career.

More pictures of Nathan's Pagoda

Pagoda by Nathan Vice