Tag Archive: El Paso

375: Desert Reflections

375 Transmountain West features miles of highway retaining walls graced with a pattern skin, as described in the previous concept development post. This western portion of El Paso’s 375 Outer Loop establishes new… Continue reading

375: Development of a Concept

  375 East and West Outer Loop connects the east and west sides of El Paso, TX, on its northern perimeter, crossing over the Franklin Mountains. These dramatic peaks rise from the desert… 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

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

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

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