The essential list of #periodicals for first degree programs in #Architecture

This post is for information professionals working with architecture collections, as well as proactive architecture and design students who are curious about how their library’s holdings stack up against peer institutions. I personally have at one time represented both of these audiences. As a student, I was enrolled in a landscape architecture program that at … More The essential list of #periodicals for first degree programs in #Architecture

#Milwaukee Mitchell Park #Domes and the history of Design Competitions

A few years ago at this time of year I visited Milwaukee, WI and was truly impressed by its design heritage. We stayed in an authentic Frank Lloyd Wright airbnb home, and toured some impressive structures that support this notion. Major highlights for me included: The Milwaukee Art Museum, which received an impressive addition in … More #Milwaukee Mitchell Park #Domes and the history of Design Competitions

Economic #Ecology for #floodplain #restoration

The theme of my website is Natural + Built Environment 2.0: People, Planet, Profit, and Purpose. It’s a working phrase put forth with the intention of creating a dialog around concepts that should be important to green collar professionals living in the information age. We are informed about the latest technologies being used in the natural … More Economic #Ecology for #floodplain #restoration

Acoustic ecology and #soundscapes: concepts in design

Earlier this year I wrote a multimedia and technology review for the Art Libraries Society of North America [ARLIS/NA] on a German-based mobile app called Mycity, Mysounds. The app was developed in-house by ZKM | Institute for Music and Acoustics as a tool for capturing, exploring, and sharing the sound characteristics of a city. By … More Acoustic ecology and #soundscapes: concepts in design

The 19th century poet behind NYC’s Central Park: a visit to William Cullen Bryant’s boyhood home #CentralPark #WilliamCullenBryant

Who is William Cullen Bryant? The Seattle neighborhood Bryant is named after him. Bryant House at Williams College is named for him. Bryant Woods of Columbia, Maryland is also named after him. The famed Bryant Park in NYC at the intersection of 42nd Street and Sixth Avenue was later renamed for him. He was a … More The 19th century poet behind NYC’s Central Park: a visit to William Cullen Bryant’s boyhood home #CentralPark #WilliamCullenBryant

Interactive Architecture on the rise #interactivearchitecture #architecture @BartlettArchUCL ‏

The great thing about the architecture industry is its ability to collaborate, learn from, and borrow concepts from allied [or not so related] disciplines for the sake improving spaces and design. A key example of this is the pivotal publication from Stephen Kieran and James Timberlake called Refabricating Architecture [2003], which argues for moving architecture from a part-based, … More Interactive Architecture on the rise #interactivearchitecture #architecture @BartlettArchUCL ‏

Monitoring green #stormwater infrastructure projects in #Philadelphia #PWD

One of my favorite infrastructure improvements projects I like to see in urban areas are ones that deal with stormwater management. In greater Philadelphia alone, there has been increasing awareness about protecting and enhancing watersheds, mainly due to the more frequent flooding events which close roads, damage properties, and strain infrastructure. The Philadelphia Water Department … More Monitoring green #stormwater infrastructure projects in #Philadelphia #PWD