Focusing on the neighborhood of South End, Albany, Phase Change is a critical study of the
evolution of the city grid, the organizational structure of the block, and the
special conditions of the mansion, row house, and single room occupancy
building. The project represents a rethinking of the underlying structure of
the urban residential system that allows for spatial reconfiguration in
response to changes in culture, climate, and infrastructure in the
neighborhood. Integrating architecture, infrastructure, and social practice, Phase Change re-envisions the
neighborhood as an evolving system rather than a set of disconnected parts.