Abigail Groff earned her Bachelor of Art in Art at Goshen College in 2009. She is interested in the role of design in declining infrastructural systems and their necessary evolution.
Slow Growth is a prototype investigation for the phased transformation of a closing U.S. Post Office on Chicago’s west side Austin neighborhood. Once a post office is vacated, a new type of structural scaffolding is introduced, enabling a slow-growth system. This extends the involvement of the designer in the site's transformative process through vacancy, decommissioning and demolition and the eventual realizations of future use.
(Master of Architecture with an Emphasis in Interior Architecture)