SA+P Alumni in the Media: Week of July 3, 2017

Daryl Carter aims to dispel myths about affordable housing
Daryl Carter MArch ’81 SM ’81, founder and CEO of Avanath Capital Management, talks to Forbes about common misconceptions about people who live in affordable housing. Read more about his company, career, and ideas at Forbes.

HAMAMA’s seed quilts inspired by work at the MIT Media Lab
When they were studying at MIT, Daniel Goodman ’13 SM ’15 and Camille Richman ’15 helped build food computers at the MIT Media Lab. Their new company, HAMAMA, makes gardening easy with “seed quilts” that produce microgreens in just 7-10 days. Read more and watch a video at The Spoon.

Curtis Roth’s “Some Dark Products”
Curtis Roth SMArchS ’12, an assistant professor at the Knowlton School of Architecture at Ohio State University, recently completed his manuscript, Some Dark Products: A Travelogue of Nine Instruments for Architecture. Read an interview with Curtis at Archinect.

Soofa comes to Newton, North Carolina
Nan Zhao is a  PhD candidate in the MIT Media Lab and one of the co-founders of Soofa, which manufactures a solar charging bench for public spaces. The benches—now in 27 states, 5 countries, and 65 cities, according to the company—recently arrived in Newton, NC. Read about the community's reaction in the Hickory Daily Record.

Nesterly's approach to solving generational housing challenges
Among SA+P newest graduates, Noelle Marcus MCP '17 and Rachel Goor MCP '17are taking rapid steps to build their company, Nesterly. The pair was part of the team that developed the home-sharing platform in the first cohort for SA+P's DesignX entrepreneurship accelerator. Read about Nesterly at CityLab.

Shah received Norden Fund travel grant
Congratulations to Priyanka Shah SMArchS '08 MCP '08 for receiving a Deborah J. Norden Fund travel grant to pursue her interest in the façades of Roger Anger’s high-rise residential buildings as antecedents for contemporary computational design. Read the announcement at the Architectural League of New York.