I'm pleased to be one of the presenters at Pecha Kucha Fort Worth on Thursday, October 27th at 6:00pm in the M Lounge. It's an interesting format- 20 slides x 20 seconds each. My presentation is titled "Questions regarding Art, Architecture, and the Public Realm."
More info at : http://www.fwpublicart.org/nu_site/page.php/id/events
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Saturday, August 27, 2011
We have started our work as Design Architect on a new three-building development in downtown Fort Worth on the recently restored Lancaster Boulevard. Two of the structures feature four floors of apartments; the other is a six-story office building. All three projects will have retail on the ground floor. We’re honored to be selected to lead this exciting project located on a street of such architectural significance.
Thursday, August 4, 2011
In our fractious times it seems hard to believe that once people agreed that public architecture should be of the highest quality, incorporate significant art, and represent our our shared culture. Obviously, the GSA Design Excellence program still strives to achieve all of these goals (against significant headwinds), but I fear the big box has become the abiding symbol of our current "cut everything, invest in nothing" culture. This is worth a read:
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Friday, June 10, 2011
It seems to me that revolutionary movements, such as New Urbanism, eventually become highly orthodox and as a result spend most of their time defending the faith and burning heretics. First generation Modernism was no different, but after surviving Post-Modernism, it emerged as a "big tent" movement and remains vital today. I think most architects agree that NU brought welcome attention to mixed-use, walkable communities and the importance of the street. But it has a major blind spot when it comes to design, as this article notes: landscape urbanism vs. new urbanism
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Rem Koolhaas has always been one to scream "fire" in the crowded theatre of architecture. His provocations are usually interesting and this one is no different. Personally I think the issue is more complex in the new cities of the sunbelt, which tend to be history-starved. That said, the impulse that everything old is worth preserving by default is due some serious scrutiny. The New Museum in NYC is a perfect venue for this discussion.
Monday, April 11, 2011
Saturday, February 26, 2011
One of our recent projects was the design of a prototype first-class lounge. The lounge is intended for multi-carrier access therefore it is not branded for a specific airline. The first adaptation of the prototype will be at McCarran Airport in Las Vegas; several other locations around the country are expected to follow.
Thursday, February 3, 2011
I've been working with Clay Greenberg, a renowned chef in Nashville, on his new restaurant, The Speckled Egg. Clay is committed to a seasonal "locavore" menu and has established relationships with a number of regional artisanal farms. It should be an interesting addition to Nashville's impressive food scene.