TROY WEST 
ARCHITECT + ARTIST
BIO:

ARCHITECT, EDUCATOR AND ARTIST TROY WEST HAS GUEST LECTURED EXTENSIVELY ON HIS ART AND ARCHITECTURE AT UNIVERSITIES IN THE UNITED STATES AND ABROAD. HE RECEIVED THE BACHELOR AND MASTERS OF ARCHITECTURE DEGREES FROM CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY, AND LATER JOINED THE FACULTY AND FOUNDED ARCHITECTURE 2001, ONE OF THE FIRST UNIVERSITY BASED COMMUNITY DESIGN CENTERS IN THE UNITED STATES.  HE IS ONE OF THE ORIGINAL SEVEN ARCHITECTS SELECTED TO FORM THE SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AT THE NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, AND HAS MAINTAINED HIS ARCHITECTURE PRACTICE SINCE 1963.

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 UNITED STATES AND EUROPE.  HE HAS HAD FOURTEEN SOLO EXHIBITIONS INCLUDING: THE CARNEGIE INSTITUTE MUSEUM OF ART (PA); DUKE UNIVERSITY (NC); HERA GALLERY AND EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION (RI); AND RUTGERS UNIVERSITY GALLERIES (NJ). HIS RECENT PAINTINGS, DRAWINGS, AND WORKS ON PAPER ARE CURRENTLY ON EXHIBIT AT THE GALERIE VIDOURLE PRIX IN SAUVE, FRANCE.
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.