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‘Knowledge Constellation’ : Visualizing Discovery

‘Knowledge Constellation’ : Visualizing Discovery

Sorensen Partners is working with academic librarians from MIT, Northeastern University and Georgia Institute of Technology, faculty and library scholars to create an analytic bibliographic tool and physical infrastructure to visualize knowledge origins and track the evolution of distinct research hypotheses with the working title […]

“Nurtured Learning Communities” & “Conveners”

Inspired by the dual goals of (1) personalizing and bringing specificity to academic study areas and (2) locating nurturing staff and faculty as learning “Conveners” in close proximity to study spaces, Sorensen Partners | Architects + Planners, Inc. – working closely with our higher education […]

Conservation of a Breakthrough Interactive Exhibit by Charles & Ray Eames

Conservation of a Breakthrough Interactive Exhibit by Charles & Ray Eames

“Charles and Ray Eames’ Mathematica, one of the most popular exhibits at the Museum of Science, has been refurbished by staff over the past two years; the exhibit, a visually arresting immersion in mathematical concepts with seven free-standing displays set in a rectangular image-clad gallery, […]

Hands : Buildings

Hands : Buildings

Working with dancer Frankie DiCiaccio and artist Tristan Govignon on ‘Hands’ – a new project – to propose building forms without screens or paper.

Experiments in Skyscraper Form

Experiments in Skyscraper Form

The human body is the most visually appealing form. We take this anthropocentric maxim literally and explore skyscraper shapes formed from gesture, stance, and posture. Our 2015 ‘I am a Skyscraper’ project alludes to the aspiration for public inscription of corporate achievement signified by megalithic […]

Urbanism and Athletics : Fix It

Urbanism and Athletics : Fix It

A statistically significant percentage of CEOs and highly-paid creatives are distance runners; yet city planners and mayors have virtually ignored athletics in the debate on urbanism – the discussion about what cities look like and how they should change. San Francisco, the most desirable city […]

Watch me ORATE : speaking history

Watch me ORATE : speaking history

Working as as an Architect for Colleges and Universities and as a Professor of Architecture allows me to experience the classroom, department, and university-wide experience first-hand – and to participate in its evolution. Notes from Teaching History and Theory of Architecture, 1850-1932, at Norwich University, […]

Watch me ROW : Watch me DANCE

Watch me ROW : Watch me DANCE

Four months and 400 miles in, I row a single scull proficiently. I was at nearly zero on May 1. I would possibly call that a breakthrough. Five or ten different club members coached me during this time, either in a few minutes of conversation, […]

Watch me MAKE : in 3D

Watch me MAKE : in 3D

Who of us is not in awe of the new 3D “additive” manufacturing technologies (which most people call 3D printing, thought this term only describes a fraction of the fabrication types). But how do you actually do it? When learning new equipment, the single best […]