Design and Representation

Something that I've been thinking a lot about lately is the nature of designing in a three dimensional environment vs traditionally.  I've heard from many that technology doesn't change the design process, that regardless of the tools good designers posses a certain skillset.  I think this is true to a certain extent, but that the [...]

Sustainable Design in the Wild

We recently went to Liberty Station in Point Loma and took a tour around the area.  Predictably, I took issue with the amount of water being used for landscaping, the large manicured park areas in a city plagued by sprawl, and the amount of theatricality (in the form of show breweries and building new structures [...]

The Reintroduction of Complexity

The question of how we choose to engage in landscaping is ultimately the question of how we choose to relate to the natural world. In some cases, as in turn of the century English gardens, the designers chose to replicate natural elements in an idealized arrangement through the imposition of order. In Japanese gardens, natural [...]