Michael Chen and Jason Lee teach design studios and seminars at Pratt Institute. They both hold undergraduate degrees in architecture from the University of California at Berkeley and Master of Architecture degrees from Columbia University.
Michael Chen has taught design at Pratt Institute, Cornell University, Columbia University, and New Jersey Institute of Technology. He is a principal of Normal Projects, a multidisciplinary architecture and design firm based in New York and Los Angeles.
Jason Lee has taught design at Pratt Institute and Cooper Union. He is a partner at tentwenty, a multidisciplinary design firm based in New York.
Gabriela Castro, Preston Church, Michael Dolatowski, Patrick Donbeck, Katherine Kania, Tai Li Lee, Younglee Lee, Carla Lores,Christopher McCormick, Vicky Perez, Arn Regencia, Hiram Rodriguez, Scott Segal, Insuk Shin, Michael Yarinsky. TA: Justin Snider
Ashkahn Bazl, Rebecca Caillouet, Zakiya Franklin, Sylvia Herrera, Mike House, Edwin Lam, Erik Martinez, Peechaya Mekasuvanroj, Victor Orriola, Roxanne Sadeghpour, Shawn Sims, Sean Stevenson
Jose Blanco, Joanna Cheung, Andres Correa, Ivan Delgado, Nick Garate, Allison Hoffman, Heidi Jandris, Kamilla Litvinov, Sebastian Misiurek, Jeos Oreamuno, Jun Pak, Anna Perelman, Cole Reynolds, Brad Rothenberg, John Seward, Jintana Tantinirundr. TA: Dorian Walther, TA: Elliot White
Katie Adee, James Baldauf, Leyla Dam, Asta Fivgas, Natasha Harper, Randall Hornung, Irene Huang, Jung Hyuck Im, Dimitris Kaprinis, Yohan Kim, Da Jung Lee, Danielle Meeks, Manny Padilla, Paul Stein, Stephanie Thomas, LeMarr Townsend
Los Angeles Jun Pak | Cole Reynolds
A study of mobility in Los Angeles as it pertains to the formation of self-similar patchwork organizations of neighborhoods and sub districts within the downtown. Travel distance to freeway access points and public transportation was tabulated for each commercial or residential unit within the subject area and cross referenced against census data on automobile ownership. The mapping reveals patches and regions exhibiting ranges of high to low connectivity that correspond to data about socioeconomic status. These are understood to be regions that would support the introduction of secondary pedestrian-oriented circulation infrastructures that outline future regions for vertical development now that the horizontal growth of the city is approaching its limit.
The scale of the infrastructure is a direct correspondence to that of its user. Devices such as water collection, energy collection, light control and agriculture pods are used in an immediate way for results that aim to stimulate a changing lifestyle and characteristic of Los Angeles in an effort to catalyze certain areas of the city in a way to formulate new circulation routes and augment density.