Category Archive: Environmental Design

Evolution of Process, Part 1: Early Work

Vicki Scuri SiteWorks’ early projects are characterized by a strong sense of physical and visual experientially. Physical models, built in paper and board, gave a 3D representation of the plans and allowed for… Continue reading

Airway Redesign: How Flexibility is a Plus

After an extensive public process and great reviews from the public, community and client, we faced a redesign. We discovered that Airway’s aging infrastructure could not support a truss. The MSE panel straps… Continue reading

Why and When to Use Stain

Throughout my career I have elected to not use stain, preferring the natural patina of plain concrete. This works especially well if the concrete pours are good and there is ample relief, creating… Continue reading

Wichita: Bridges over Kellogg Design Process

A five-mile highway improvement east of downtown Wichita, the Kellogg project makes a grand gesture through the plains. Using the influences of local geology, industry, history, and the imagery of wind through the… Continue reading

My Rain Garden: How I Got Started

I decided to blog on my rain garden as many people are interested in creating them. Also, my garden was recently featured in Pacific NW Magazine in an article written by Valerie Easton.… Continue reading

Parametric Design

As mentioned previously, we are currently taking a course in digital design at the University of Washington. Winter Quarter focused on parametric design, a process where a set of changeable parameters is established… Continue reading

Digital Design

Our designs often incorporate surface relief, texture and patterning achieved through concrete formwork. Previously this was done through placement of hand carved or natural stone elements. As technology advances, more and more of… Continue reading

Community Identity at Airway

Our initial involvement with the City of El Paso, Texas, involved creating an Aesthetic Improvement Master Plan for the I-10 corridor, an aging highway running through the city. We suggested a series of… Continue reading

Sand Creek Byway Built!

On a recent trip to Spokane, Vicki decided to travel to nearby Sandpoint, ID, to see the Sand Creek Byway that completed on June 29th, 2012. Vicki Scuri SiteWorks’ involvement in the project… Continue reading