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
This title is a broad and a difficult question but it is one that creatives are forced to face every time they take on a new project. There is always excitement and fear when the canvas is blank and the fewer imposed constraints there are the more challenging it is. My colleague Donna Barry and I, both Design Directors in our respective Gensler offices, were invited to present and moderate a workshop that we entitled ‘Bring It’ at a recent regional firm conference. [Read more…] about Bring It! How to bring your best design to every project every time?
Solving San Diego’s housing crisis is going to require creative thinking and input from many different groups – neighborhood residents, experts in planning, and elected officials, just to name a few. [Read more…] about Series of Events to Address San Diego’s Housing Crisis
Most millennials are actually changing jobs four times on average during their first decade out school according to a study released by LinkedIn. If this is true in architecture then there is a good chance young professionals move on before they see a completed project through. [Read more…] about Architecture: Patience, This Is Not the Tech Industry
Let’s face it, 2016 wasn’t an easy year. So what can we do to better prepare ourselves for the next 12 months? Let’s start with personal development, namely figure out a better way to keep our New Year’s resolutions. Advice from experts to fine-tune goals to be more specific is great. Short-term goals are more achievable, sure. But even when we commit to keeping account of our progress and being patient with ourselves, still we bump into obstacles at every turn. [Read more…] about The Biology Behind Achieving Your New Year’s Goal
The greatest challenge for anyone involved in planning for public use facilities and areas is in the factoring for the uncertainties of the future, short and long-term. We have all heard that “you don’t build the church for Easter Sunday.” We accept that there will be times when the design will not meet the capacities or timing or attraction for everyone at every time. [Read more…] about A Planner’s Opportunity – Gender Neutral Facilities
You know what’s one great thing about San Diego? In just 60 minutes, you can be far enough into the desert to completely disconnect for a day, a weekend, or even a week. No cell phone service, no running water and certainly no convenience stores – not even marked roads. [Read more…] about Why You Should Go Off Grid for a Weekend
San Diego History Center, January 21st, 2016, 11:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M., Balboa Park History Stroll.
Save Our Heritage Organisation, Every Third Saturday, 6:00 P.M-8:00 P.M, FaSoLa Singers.
New School of Architecture and Design, January 27th, 2016, Brazilian Biomes.
Citizens Coordinate for Century 3, January 28th, 2016. 7:00 A.M.-9:00 A.M., East Village-Tomorrow…..Today!
On June 8th, 2015, I reached the ten year mark of my career as an architect. This post chronicles some personal key “lessons learned” in reaching this first milestone of my architectural career. [Read more…] about Three lessons learned for up and coming architects
Urban Land Institute, October 22nd 2015, 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM, YLG Partnership Forum Close Out.
Citizens Coordinate for Century 3, October 22nd 2015, 7:00 AM-9:00 AM, The Next 100 Years of Architecture and Design in San Diego.
San Diego Architectural Foundation, October 22nd 2015, TBD, Millard Sheets, Film Screening. [Read more…] about San Diego Design Event Calendar October 22nd- November 4th, 2015