© 2017 Deborah O'Connell.

I GREW UP IN WASHINGTON D.C. I SPENT FIVE YEARS IN LOS ANGELES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. I HAVE BACHELOR OF ARCHITECTURE DEGREE FROM USC. I HAVE WORKED IN WASHINGTON, LOS ANGELES, NEW YORK, AND MOST RECENTLY TOKYO.

 

I SPENT THE RESEARCH AND WRITTEN PORTION OF MY THESIS LAST SEMESTER EXAMINING SUCCESSFUL AND LOW COST METHODS TO DEVELOP URBAN PUBLIC SPACE. I EXPLORED URBAN INTERVENTIONS THAT IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF URBAN LIFE. I AM DRIVEN BY A LOVE AND APPRECIATION FOR CITIES AND AM FASCINATED BY THE ISSUES THAT ACCOMPANY THE WORLD'S RAPID URBANIZATION.