WORKS BY TROY WEST
ARCHITECT + ARTIST TROY WEST HAS GUEST LECTURED ON HIS ART + ARCHITECTURE AT UNIVERSITIES IN THE USA + ABROAD. HE RECEIVED A BACHELOR + MASTERS OF ARCHITECTURE FROM CARNEGIE MELLON + LATER JOINED THE FACULTY + FOUNDED ARCHITECTURE 2001, ONE OF THE FIRST UNIVERSITY BASED COMMUNITY DESIGN CENTERS IN AMERICA. HE IS ONE OF THE ORIGINAL 7 ARCHITECTS SELECTED TO FORM THE SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AT THE NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY + HAS MAINTAINED HIS ARCHITECTURE PRACTICE SINCE 1963, CURRENTLY IN NEW JERSEY + RHODE ISLAND.

WEST'S ARCHITECTURE WORKS ARE FEATURED IN A VARIETY OF PUBLICATIONS INCLUDING THE BOOKS: KARL LINN: BUILDING COMMONS AND COMMUNITY (NEW VILLAGE PRESS); GREEN ARCHITECTURE (TASCHEN); NEW HOUSES-NEW HOUSEHOLDS (REINHOLD); YESTERDAYS'S STRUCTURES:  TODAY'S HOMES (SCHIFFER); CITIES FIT TO LIVE IN (MACMILLAN); MAPS (LITTLE, BROWN AND CO.); THE TEXTURE OF MEMORY: HOLOCAUST MEMORIALS AND MEANING (YALE PRESS); ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN PREVIEW, USA (REINHOLD); MIXED LAND USE (DOWDEN, HUTCHINSON AND ROSS, INC.); DISCRIMINATION BY DESIGN (UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS PRESS); HUMANSCAPE: ENVIRONMENTS FOR PEOPLE (DUXBURY); TETE DEFENSE MONOGRAPHIES (ELECTRA MONITEUR), AND PERIODICALS WHICH INCLUDE: DESIGNER-BUILDER; METROPOLIS; SHELTERFORCE; FAITH AND FORM; THE ARCHITECTURAL FORUM; ARCHITECTUAL DESIGN; L'ARCHITECTURE D' AUJOURD'HUI; ARCHITECTURE AND ENGINEERING NEWS; DESIGN QUARTERLY; ARCHITECTURE; ARCHITECTURAL RECORD; AND ARCHITECTURE NEW JERSEY.  WEST'S WORKS OF ART HAVE BEEN EXHIBITED IN GALLERIES AND MUSEUMS IN THE USA AND EUROPE.  HE HAS HAD FOURTEEN SOLO EXHIBITIONS INCLUDING: CARNEGIE MUSEUM OF ART (PA); DUKE UNIVERSITY GALLERY (NC); HERA GALLERY AND EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION (RI); AS220 PROJECT SPACE (RI), AND RUTGERS UNIVERSITY GALLERIES (NJ). HIS RECENT PAINTINGS+ DRAWINGS ARE ON VIEW AT THE GALERIE VIDOURLE PRIX IN SAUVE, FRANCE.

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DESIGN PHILOSOPHY -

HEALING THE URBAN FABRIC.  SAVING EXISTING BUILDINGS THROUGH SENSITIVE RENOVATION AND INFILL STRUCTURES, RATHER THAN LARGE-SCALE DEMOLITION.

INTEGRATING LANDSCAPE AND ARCHITECTURE THROUGH THE DESIGN OF STREETS AND SIDEWALKS WITH SHADE TREES, CONTINUOUS PLANTING STRIPS, ROOF GARDENS, COURTYARDS AND GARDENS, ETC.

REUSING MATERIALS FROM PRIOR DEMOLITIONS.

REDUCING CARBON BUILDING FOOTPRINTS BY INTRODUCING NATURAL LIGHT INTO ALL SPACES, WITH OPERATING WINDOWS AND SKYLIGHTS TO PROVIDE CROSS VENTILATION, NATURAL HEAT AND VENTILATION TO MINIMIZE MECHANICAL SYSTEMS.

TO DESIGN BEAUTIFUL, EVEN INSPIRING ARCHITECTURE THAT WASTES NO SPACE OR MATERIALS, IS ECONOMICAL TO BUILD, AND EVOKES HUMAN INTERACTION WITH THE NEIGHBORHOOD THROUGH PUBLIC SPACES AND WELCOMING STRUCTURES.