Geology, Bath stone, and Prior Park landscape design #priorpark

When exploring new areas, geology is often the one discipline that expresses how a community was developed over time. The availability of materials and the shape and texture of the land largely informs and dictates what occupations can be successful in harnessing the landscape for resources. It also informs how we can build structures in … More Geology, Bath stone, and Prior Park landscape design #priorpark

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

#Chanticleer Garden’s elevated #walkway and a show-stopper #plant #ada

I’ve been to Chanticleer gardens many times since first moving to the area to study landscape architecture almost 15 years ago. The organization is known for excelling as a display garden, with incredibly managed and curated outdoor rooms and spaces that truly transcends our imaginations and senses in terms of what can be accomplished when … More #Chanticleer Garden’s elevated #walkway and a show-stopper #plant #ada

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

The Highline NYC

**updated 6/2017 In 1934, an elevated rail line was opened on the West Side of Manhattan as an efficient way to transport goods from the industrial center today enjoyed my many as West Chelsea. But as we saw emerge post-war through a series of national transportation  initiatives, the automobile was king in America. A grand … More The Highline NYC