#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

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

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 ‏

Lotusland, CA

July 2017 marks another great journey to California’s Central Coast, and on this trip was a special visit to Lotusland, located in the Santa Barbara region of the Central Coast. I had previously been in the area just a year before in March to see Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens, which is absolutely stunning in the … More Lotusland, CA

Hilltop Arboretum

I visited Hilltop Arboretum toward the end of March, and while the climate was pretty perfect [partly sunny, near 80], much of the flora in the arboretum was just far along enough to be appreciated. The 14 acre property is situated on a highpoint about six miles south of the LSU campus, of whom also … More Hilltop Arboretum

Laurel Hill Cemetery

As a caretaker and tour guide of an historic home in Fairmount Park along the Schuylkill River, we’re often reminded about where famous Philadelphians were born, lived and made history. In the colonial period of Philadelphia, a majority of these events would likely have happened along the Delaware River in what is now called Old … More Laurel Hill Cemetery

Wave Hill

I had the pleasure of visiting Wave Hill  in late May on a warm Saturday by way of Megabus, Metro-North Hudson Line, and some urban hiking. Located in the Hudson River Highlands in Riverdale, Bronx in New York City, the property overlooks the commanding Hudson River and the Palisades Interstate Parkway. Views are an important feature … More Wave Hill