FERRY TERMINAL IN ISTANBUL, TURKEY – Master’s Thesis project in the Design for Developing Countries program, University of Maryland School of Architecture, 1986. The transit Authority/Ferry Terminal Complex in Istanbul was the vehicle to test guidelines for a regional approach to design. The site is geographically and culturally significant as the gateway from the West to the old city of Istanbul, and the program, because of its contemporary function, enabled discussion of a non-traditional building within a historical context.

HOTEL IN BAMYAN, AFGHANISTAN - The Buddha’s of Bamyan Afghanistan had not yet been destroyed by the Taliban at the time of this hotel thesis project at the University of Maryland School of Architecture in 1982. The project was cited for its regionalism and sensitivity to vernacular architecture, as well as its passive solar design on a north-facing slope.