Wadi Rum creates a model for ‘primitive luxury’ for the region by carving into the sandstone cliffs near a nature preserve close to Petra, Jordan. The landscape features of this 80,000sf site minimize water usage and energy consumption while maximizing comfortable healthy living and exposure to the natural beauty of the area…
Winner of a public art competition for Seattle’s Joint Training Facility–a center where Firefighters and Utility personnel conduct training–the cantilevering structure reinterprets forms and materials common to the diverse branches, and contrasts the massiveness of a 1in thick by 9ft diameter steel pipe with a delicate internal footbridge.
The Sunspars project was the first place winner of an international ideas competition whose goal was to create a monument to the City of Miami. Pivoting pedestrian bridges transform from a horizontal position during the daytime into a vertical configuration that can be visited via elevators at night.
This winning public art competition proposal sought ways of connecting waterfront and downtown Oakland at a busy and dark highway underpass. The design makes use of materials such as guardrails, recycled rubber and LED lights that acknowledge the presence of the highway but that also reinterpret materials common to this context.
Paralleling this important entrance into the city, the Wilson Avenue Light Tower Project proposes a series of towering lookouts that project onto the adjacent river’s wetlands.Each tower has a tall, solar-powered, hollow mast that is illuminated at night, providing a pedestrian destination that educates the public about
In this competition proposal, the site’s agricultural history, its deep cross-section and the system of creeks and streams that currently and formerly lined the Valdebebas landscape were used to provide a flexible circulation network of green paths that connected important points in and outside the site. These green corridors allowed the ground to
The reclamation of this nearly 200-acre former landfill site into a retail, residential and commercial mixed-use community made Biscayne Landing the largest LEED development project in the southeastern United States at the time. Located next to Oleta River State Park, Florida’s largest urban park, Biscayne
The W’s landscape defined the intersection between the hotel and the water and gave residents and guests a seamless experience between indoors and outdoors. The integration of the marina as a part of the landscape strategy–creating floating lounges that took advantage of the boats’ lighting and dock terraces throughout–established a layered
Hudson Square is an approximately 30-block district on Manhattan’s West Side formerly known as the “Printing District.” Its connection to the area’s cultural and ecological history and to the Hudson River that borders it was a critical component of this invited competition proposal. As a catalyst that can link the area with year-round activities and