About VSSW

Collaborative, integrated design is my passion. The focus of my practice is community-based design for infrastructure, with emphasis on community identity through awareness of place, history and culture. For more than 25 years, I have participated on design teams across the US, creating holistic environments, often becoming local landmarks, reflecting collective values, shared histories and symbolic meanings that enrich and extend our lives through day-to-day experience and collective memory.

Work emphasizes site responsive approach, sustainable site design, including MSE green walls, rain harvesting, native plant material, LED lighting, pervious surfaces and recycled materials. Expertise includes custom fabrication (materials and products) with special focus on custom molds for concrete surfaces.

My goal is to create more humane and sustainable infrastructure, with greater awareness of our role in shaping our communities and our environment.