>> Team Members: Product, Fashion, and Communication Design

Vasilis, from the Parsons School of Design, wears a green shirt, his long wavy hair bellowing in the gentle breeze, his skin kissed by the glorious rays of the sun.

Vasilis Kyriacou

School & Area of Study Parsons School of Design || Design & Technology

Involvement in the Project Has been in the project since day one

Contribution to the Project Anywhere and everywhere the project needed him. From communication design to public outreach, from controls systems design to architectural input. I’ll. Do. Anything.

Interesting Fact A Greek from the magnificent Island of Cyprus

Loves Most About the Sun I am a Solar Panel. …

Aakriti, a product designer from the Parsons School of Design, wears a grey shirt and a delicate black necklace as she smiles for the camera

Aakriti Kumar

School & Area of Study Parsons School of Design || Product Design

Contribution to the Project Living Room Furniture Design …

William wears a red shirt and a curious smile

William Chen

School & Area of Study Parsons School for Design || Product Design…

Orlando, a lead faculty on the project, wears a blue shirt and a yellow necklace as he gently smiles at the camera

Orlando Velez

School & Area of Study Milano, The New School for Management and Urban Policy Analysis / Urban Policy Analysis

Involvement in the Project Director of Operations for Empowerhouse Project

Contribution to the Project My life

Interesting Fact I learned english watching Sesame Street when I was 5

Something Worth Sharing I met my wife while serving in the Peace Corps in Paraguay

Loves Most About the Sun It will last us another 5 billion years, oil will not. …

Lisa wears a yellow sweater and a spectacular smile as she leans towards the camera

Lisa Maione

School & Area of Study Parsons The New School for Design

Involvement in the Project Communications faculty

Contribution to the Project Contributing to project by way of design and support to all communications and public relations efforts.

Interesting Fact As a graphic designer, I seek to bring clarity and beauty to complex data and information. The Empowerhouse project brings this need to the forefront as our team brings our insights to Habitat DC and Deanwood.

Loves Most About the Sun The morning sunrise in July. Best light of the year. …

An Image of the Empowerhouse Icon

Heeryung Oh

* Name :: Heeryung Oh
* School & Area of Study :: Parsons the New School for Design || AAS. Graphic Design
* Involvement in the Project :: Communication Design. (Exhibit design on the Mall)
* More info :: www.heeryungoh.com…

Christine Paxson, an architecture student from the Parsons School of Design, wears glasses and a pensive look as she looks at the camera, her short black hair falling over the side of her face

Christine Paxson

School & Area of Study Parsons || BFA in Architecture 2012

Involvement in the Project Sponsorship, Communications

Contribution to the Project Keeping sponsorship forms organized, outreach, keeping sponsors informed about the project, making sure all their information is up to date and clear

Loves Most About the Sun Nuclear fusion

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Priscilla Lee, an architecture student from the Parsons School of Design, smiles at the camera as her marvelous long black hair waves in the wind and falls over her white collared shirt

Priscilla Lee

School & Area of Study Parsons, Architecture and Environmental Studies

Involvement in Project I’ve been working on this project pretty much from the beginning, working on several aspects including Site, Community, and Material research, as well as playing a role in the architectural design and sponsorship.

Interesting FactI really love working on this project because green architecture is exactly the path I want to pursue. I hope to design buildings that work harmoniously with nature, so that it has low impact on the environment and is a work of art on it’s own. 

What You Love Most About the Sun- I love that the sun makes people happy. 

Karina Andreeva, a student from the Parsons School of Design, wears a black shirt and smiles at the camera with her curly hair waving in the wind

Karina Andreeva

School & Area of Study Parsons School of Design || Architecture

Involvement in the Project :: Miscellaneous Assistant

Contribution to the Project Assisting Orlando Velez and Laura Briggs with operations.

Interesting Fact I have a Russian-American interface. Grew up comparing and mixing the two cultures, which formed a curious and skeptical outlook.

Even More Interesting Fact In love with Science and Art.

Loves Most About the Sun The only other natural phenomenon that comes almost as close to defining our everyday life is gravity. …