Design

Upcoming
My birthday is at the end of March, and this year we celebrated with Keith and Emilia, two of the four friends most dear to me. (Printha and Addie the other two, my god-grandchildren who stopped by too, with hugs ...
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Food for Thought
I have been watching - bingeing - Jamie & Jimmy’s Food Fight on Netflix. Chef Jamie Oliver and childhood friend Jimmy Doherty star in a cooking show that features simple and delicious main dish recipes, to make on weekends, for ...
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Creative Work
With all of the work this past year launching MUSE, establishing writing as a daily practice AND getting all of my backlogged ideas and products out in the world, I haven’t spent as much time making art as I used ...
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Aquarian
January is also the month of Bruce’s birthday. Here is the card I made for him. Emotional labor, right? ...
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Landscape
Desert Landscapes Issue #6 - In The Field see also MIRROR PARK - Design for Change Issue #11 - Collage Bay City Issue #5 - Community ...
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Theory and Practice
Funk It Up Issue #5 - Community The field of landscape architecture covers design at many scales: residential, park, campus and city, and region also, especially if you consider planning as design. (I do.) One focus of mine is community ...
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Design Rules
In no particular order, here are a few tried and true design principles that work at the small garden scale: ...
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Precedented
Here I cite the main references for my design work previously presented in MUSE, to give credit where credit is due. Mirror Park - Design for Change Eugene, Oregon Panarchy - I adapted and applied the basic ideas of Panarchy ...
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Scholar Garden
This design for a Chinese Scholar Garden follows unwavering precedent, tradition, and program requirements, and is nonetheless unique and original ...
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MIRROR PARK - Design for Change
Challenge: the re-design of an existing/neglected/underused neighborhood park, in Eugene OR. This proposal is for a phased assessment/design/build process, to address landscape flexibility. Panarchy describes change as a feedback loop - a cycle of exploitation, conservation, release and reorganization, within ...
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Isla Vista Revitalization
The competition brief requested urban design and planning proposals for the Isla Vista neighborhood of Santa Barbara. Although adjacent to the University of Santa Barbara, the area is not well connected to the campus even though businesses and rental properties ...
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Springfield Visioning
HOLLYWOOD DISTRICT Springfield, Massachusetts The city of Springfield requested urban re-design proposals for the Hollywood district of the South End. The neighborhood is home to established businesses and families of Italian descent and new immigrants from Puerto Rico. The urban ...
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Just Jerusalem
proposal for a JUST JERUSALEM He who knows not, and knows not that he knows not, is a fool. Shun him. He who knows not, and knows that he knows not, is a child. Teach him. He who knows, and ...
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Public Space in the New American City
Here is a recreation of my prize-winning submission for the design competition Public Space in the New American City, held in Atlanta, Georgia in 1994. The original entry for site C comprised a site model and boards, which no longer ...
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Curricula
Curricular development is one example of the systems thinking INTJ’s excel at and like to do. Here are three of my course sequences in Landscape Design and Landscape Architecture, intended for upperclass undergraduates, graduate students and amateur/hobbyists. LANDSCAPE DESIGN [for ...
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Warsaw Village Band
2004, digital collage Artist Statement. This graphic design was imagined as a CD cover for Warsaw Village Band’s album peoples’ spring (2003). It is a visual interpretation of the musical structure of one song titled []. I used digital scans ...
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Pointe d'esprit
Pointe d'espritMixed media assemblage: styrofoam, cloth cap, plastic netting, matches. 6" x 6" x 12" was first exhibited at the 5th Annual City Wide Open Studios - Pirelli Building, New Haven CT, October, 2002 Artist Statement ...
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Eld Street Revives!
Or Does It? In the spring of 2005 I had just returned from a year at the University of Oregon, and I was relieved to be home. My studies in landscape and urban design, especially a semester spent designing for ...
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Bay City
This is the presentation I made to residents and officials of Bay City, Oregon officials, in response to their request for a re-design of a vacant lot in the middle of the town. Proposal for Bay City Town Square and ...
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Home for the Aged
Where do you want to live when you are old? The Eden Alternative is a philosophy of eldercare that emphasizes interaction among older people and the natural and human worlds in order to relieve the kind of suffering that especially ...
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Before and After
 Before, we were itinerant, unattached to things or places or people, and so our habitats were makeshift, improvised, borrowed accommodations.  We exchanged them rather easily as circumstances changed. Our place on Eld Street began that way.  Although a single family ...
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Stanley's Yard
The design of our back yard is never done. There is always a new idea or an improvement to make, but still, many features are old. The Norway maples at the edges have likely been there sixty years or more, ...
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