The designers behind Highbridge in_flux:
Rahul studied architecture at Northeastern University where he graduated in 2008 with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Architecture. During his time at Northeastern he studied abroad in Rome at the American Institute for Roman Culture and worked as an architectural intern at Utile Inc, Ann Beha Architects, and Koetter Kim & Associates. After graduation, Rahul worked as a designer in the landscape architecture field at Landworks Studio, Boston. Last summer, Rahul worked on the construction phase of 2011 Design Workshop’s Splash House. http://rahulyshah.com/
Rebecca Bost is a third-year dual-degree student in Parsons’ Master of Architecture/MFA in Lighting Design program. After earning a B.S. in Architecture from the University of Maryland – College Park in 2006, Rebecca worked as a project coordinator for GTM Architects in Bethesda, MD. During her three years at GTM, she helped design multiple large-scale mixed-use developments aimed at invigorating emerging neighborhoods of Washington, DC. Since starting Parsons’ M.Arch/MFALD program in 2009, Rebecca has provided architectural services for George Wong Design on several interior restaurant and hospitality projects in NYC, the Middle East, and Asia. She has also worked as a lighting designer with Flux Studio, participating in public educational projects in Baltimore, MD.
Gizem is originally from Ankara, Turkey. She studied architecture at Middle East Technical University where she graduated in 2008 with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Architecture. During her time there, she worked as a research assistant funded by The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey. After graduation from METU she studied abroad in Milan at the Politecnico di Milano and worked as an architectural intern at Mesa Inc., and Mimarlar in Istanbul, Turkey.
Mike Goetz is a recent transplant to the east coast from Napa, CA. He studied architecture at Arizona State University where he graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Architecture and a Minor in Design Studies. After graduating Mike worked as a Junior Designer at HOK Los Angeles as well as HOK New York, working mainly on corporate interiors for entertainment clients. Mike is also a designer for HOK Product Design LLC. http://mike-goetz.com/
Yeshaya is a New York native currently studying in the Undergraduate Architecture program here at Parsons. He has also studied a semester of architecture abroad at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design. In 2009, he received an Associates of Applied Science in Architectural Design Technology from the College of Southern Nevada. Prior to his architectural studies he worked on high-rise residential construction projects in New York City. Yeshaya currently interns at E+I Studio in the city, and will be graduating this Spring with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Architecture.
Kyle A. DeMarco McGahan received a B.A. in Theatre Arts Lighting Design and Technical Production from Marymount Manhattan College and is currently in his third year as a dual degree graduate combining a Master of Architecture and a Master of Fine Arts in Lighting Design (M.Arch/MFA LD). Previous work includes work as a lighting designer at Flux Studio in Baltimore, MD assisting in work ranging from small scale installations, to strategic daylight site development. Recent theatrical work includes a lighting design for “Dispersal: A Gentrification Story,” an international collaboration between the students of Baruch College and The University of Arts Braunschweig in Germany. Future work involves traveling to Venice, Italy for an interdisciplinary design workshop ”Re-Cycling City,” with Università Iuav di Venezia examining the re-use of existing urban materials in the context of territorial transformations.
Amy Obonaga studied art history at Hunter College where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture and a Minor in Archaeology. After graduating Amy worked as a Program Associate at The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation working with institutions of higher education in the U.S. and abroad on various diversity initiatives. Prior to enrolling at Parson’s School of Constructed Environments MArch program, she worked as an intern at the Van Alen Institute in New York City, where she learned about architecture designed specifically to serve the public. In the long term, she intends to fashion a career that will allow her to create architecture that successfully addresses some of the struggles that lie ahead for humanity, particularly as these relate to the future allocation of our dwindling resources.
Andres was born and raised in Miami, FL. He graduated in 2009 from Washington University in St. Louis. He is currently a 2013 Dual-degree candidate for Master of Architecture and MFA in Lighting Design at Parsons.