architecture by train

Watching architecture from the train always gets to me.  Riding through Spain, rolling through olive groves, we looked out and see castles on top of hills, unreachable, overlooking the plains, weathered to match the stone around them.  In North Carolina, the view is mostly trees, tunnels of green, popping out regularly onto fields and farms …read more →

hospitals and airports

  Hospitals and airports – these places don’t feel like Architecture.  Being in an airport is more like swimming.  The scale, alone, is like the ocean. Ceiling elements reach out in horizontal shelves like corral, and dangling, waving pieces from above, like inhabiting the space under lily pads, under moss on the surface, distant ceilings …read more →


Place-making is among the more helpful definitions of what Architects do.  Had a conversation with a good friend this week, who knows our business well, and he still surprised me by dramatically miss-understanding our work.  So, let’s say that place-making is one of the first things we do, on the good days. And there is a need …read more →