Light is not often the first thing that one thinks of when considering the built environment, but in fact, as to the photographer, light is a primary ingredient to the success of any site design. In contrast to other professions that utilize light, the impact of light on the built environment is constantly in flux. In its complexity there are three types of light: continuous, absorptive and emissive. In the science of the light spectrum, the fact is that light behaves like a wave and is defined by its wavelength frequency. Simply put, light of different wavelengths is perceived as different colors. [Read more…] about How the Spectrum of Light can be used in Landscape Architecture
Earlier this year, a hosted panel of local decision makers was brought together to discuss future of San Diego. Much of the conversation was around the convention center expansion. If you’ve been following the local news, you’ve noticed much of the dialog is about the benefits of a larger meeting space. The conversation is often about the need for more space to keep Comic-Con in San Diego or the heavy regional impact, the tax revenues, or the attention it all brings to our city. At the end of the panel discussion, a younger, seemingly naive gentleman stood up to ask a question. The question was, “Why do we need a larger convention center when it seems vacant for most of the year?” [Read more…] about Convention Center Expansion?
The City of San Diego at 1.3 million and counting according to 2014 data, and notably the 8th largest city in the country, is unique at best and honestly still a small town. Planners, politicians and policy makers to name just a few, are in constant pursuit of definition for this city and our region. Ironically, this pursuit has been going on for the past 100 years with the first Panama-California Exposition in 1915. [Read more…] about What is San Diego’s identity?
To anyone interested in what’s going on around us I’d like to offer the evident — not very profound but a word on the here and now. Of course I have to give it a new name…to be profound. But don’t let the title fool you. There is absolutely nothing new to be said. Singularity as defined by Merriam-Webster: 1. something that is singular; as a: a separate unit b: unusual or distinctive manner or behavior; peculiarity 2. the quality or state of being singular. [Read more…] about Singularity