Eleanna comes to Cycle with 11 years of visual/communication and management experience and three years of full-time university teaching experience. At Cycle she focuses her energy on design concept, marketing, finances and accounting. A professional artist, she exhibits her work at home in New York and internationally. With nine other professional artists across the U.S., she also runs a curatorial exhibition space, Ortega y Gasset Projects.
MARISSA FEDDEMA, RA
Marissa is an impact-based architect and designer who works on projects that promote sustainability and equity in communities of all sizes. She joined Cycle in 2012 and has since worked on and managed a number of the firm’s institutional, commercial, and residential projects. Previously, Marissa worked on the design of a sustainable healthcare facility in rural Nepal with Sharon Davis Design Studio, and as Development Manager for Van Alen Institute. Outside of her work with Cycle, Marissa assisted with the startup of design nonprofit Big Future Group and has been a contributing writer for Public magazine. She is a LEED BD+C Accredited Professional and is also on the Advisory Board for the Institute for Public Architecture. She holds degrees in Architecture and Sustainability from the University of Minnesota and is a registered architect in the state of NY.
Before joining Cycle, Kara served as Head of Production at the visual effects/post-production studio, Ntropic, where she oversaw the production of broadcast, interactive and experiential spots with a diverse set of clients including Olay, Audi and Google. Kara developed an interest in design and architecture while overseeing the renovation of Ntropic’s San Francisco and New York offices and played a key role managing the company’s expansion to both Los Angeles and New York. Her interest in sustainability and environmental justice began at an early age and she is thrilled to follow these passions with her work at Cycle.
Schuyler enjoys working at multiple scales and across various disciplines, always encouraging ecological awareness. He has significant experience managing and working on small-scale residential projects in New York City and New Jersey. Schuyler earned an M.S.Arch at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a B.Arch at Pratt Institute. His academic research questioned the dualisms of today’s culture, looking for ways to better coexist in a changing world, challenging the distinctions between the public and private realm. Hailing from Vermont, he loves tackling issues of urbanism and density while never forgetting his rural roots.
A Cooper Union Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture graduate and an Irma Weiss Fellow with a passion for international sustainable development, Caitlin believes that complex problems are most beautifully solved with the simplest solution. Prior to joining Cycle, Caitlin worked abroad in West Africa and Southeast Asia, designing and building triple bottom line child-friendly spaces. A Certified Passive House Designer, Caitlin contributes her diverse background to a wide range of projects at Cycle.
Eric began his career in Boston after graduating from Boston Architectural College with a concentration in Sustainable Design. He grew up in China and immigrated to the U.S. as a teenager, which profoundly impacted his design sensibility and belief that sustainable solutions should be accessible for all. His experience has confirmed that the best design solutions come from an iterative process full of research, exploration, and conversation. Eric has had the opportunity to work on many project types including commercial, residential, hospitality, and retail in both Boston and New York.