Category Archive: Environmental Design

Broadview Presentation: Green Streets for Communities

On September 15th, I presented examples of green infrastructure, rain harvesting and complete streets to the Broadview Community Council. The Community is facing a major sewer line and drainage project in their neighborhood,… Continue reading

Part 2: Kellogg: Webb Road Redesign

Part 1 of this series on our Kellogg project, in Wichita, KS, explained the initial conceptual design inspirations for the project and demonstrated how these inspirations influenced our primary design work. After these… Continue reading

Part I: Kellogg: Initial Design Inspirations

Our Kellogg project, in Wichita KS, will soon begin construction. The concepts presented in this post document our initial work. The project started in 2007 and has changed significantly over those eight years.… Continue reading

Part III: Airway Final Work Winter 2014

Airway marks the gateway to the El Paso International Airport and Downtown. It is inspired by images of flight, native plants and its industrial/commercial site, which is rapidly becoming a destination for travelers.… Continue reading

Part II: Airway Construction Review Fall 2014

A few weeks ago I visited El Paso to review the progress on Airway, all elements. This is my first review, where all of the turbines and sculptures were installed. I decided to… Continue reading

Part I: Airway Turbine Sculpture Fabrication and Installation Site Review

In the spring of 2013, we started the redesign of the Airway Aesthetic Improvement Project, introducing light sculptures and functional turbines with armatures to promote a gateway aesthetic at I-10 and Airway. Airway… Continue reading

Light Up the Community

Our recent project, Meadowood Mall Complex, features programmable LED light towers. During the day, the sun highlights the patterned concrete surfaces suggesting the ancient life forms of the Great Basin. The insides of… Continue reading

Tulsa I-244 Pedestrian Bridge: MSE Formliner Patterns

The pedestrian bridge crossing the Arkansas River in Tulsa has a series of concrete retaining walls associated with it. These walls are made of MSE precast panels. These panels have surface relief patterns… Continue reading

Evolution of Process, Part 3: Future Goals

Even though our digital process now lets us give valuable visuals of our designs to our clients, they are not true real world representations. This can lead to models seeming too perfect or… Continue reading

Evolution of Process, Part 2: Current Practice

We specialize in collaborative design for communities. This means we often work on design teams for large-scale projects.  These teams include engineers, architects, landscape architects, and public art coordinators. Being able to communicate… Continue reading