I recognize the value and potential of computer-aided design, but have been reluctant to use it exclusively. This stems from the belief that when software is relied upon so intently that it is used from the beginning of a project as a means of conceptualizing an idea, something profound is forfeited in the design process…. Read more »
I am pleased to share some thoughts about an inspiring presentation I attended at the ASLA Meeting in Denver last fall. “Claiming Territories: Signifying Art and Design in the Landscape,” was hosted by Thomas Woltz (Nelson Byrd Woltz) and Mikyoung Kim (Mikyoung Kim Design). The designers introduced several projects that have an artistic approach toward… Read more »
We use terms such as “idea,” “concept,” and “creativity” so frequently in our profession that it would benefit us to take a moment to put them in context. The field of cybernetics, which is the study of systems and feedback loops, provides excellent explanations for the terms “information” and “creativity.” Of use in this instance… Read more »
Studies show that the average professional receives 304 emails every week, checks his or her smartphone 150 times per day, and may or may not be among the 32 percent who tune out long-winded co-workers after 15 seconds. Stay with me here…the average attention span has decreased from 12 seconds in 2000 to 8 seconds… Read more »
SWA photographer Tom Fox recently returned from two weeks of shooting our projects in China. He was moved by this scene and invites viewers to suggest a caption. Please respond in the Comments area.
Sited on over 200 acres of vineyards, gardens, and natural landscape in the Napa Valley, di Rosa is the shared vision of prolific art collectors Rene and Veronica di Rosa. Featuring 2,000 works of art by more than 800 artists, their world-class collection, exhibited in three buildings as well as on the surrounding landscape, is… Read more »