Category Archive: infrastructure retrofit

Aurora “Bright Dawn” Process 1

Aurora “Bright Dawn” is inspired by its site, the neighborhood and the hues of the sunrise. In 2017, the Aurora Licton Urban Village Community (ALUV) wrote a Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) grant… Continue reading

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 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 the 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 life forms of the Great Basin. The insides of the towers… 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