+ SHORTLISTED FOR 9/11 COMPETITION
The purpose of the Flight 93 National Memorial Competition is to lay a foundation for the planning and development of a national memorial at the place where United Airlines Flight 93 crashed on September 11, 2001, in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. The concept of scarring and healing takes the symbolic form of a translucent roof following the United Airlines flight path as it crashed into the exposed bedrock and disintegrated. The scars are both the crash site and the landscape polluted through years of strip mining and agriculture. ECOLOGICAL SUCCESSION will slowly heal the landscape and bring it to its original state of a Carolinian forest. The final design places the memorial, a luminous roofscape, within a WHITE AND GREEN MEADOW representing healing through hope and purity (colours inspired by the American Suffragette movement) and reaches its flowering peak on September 11th.
Reclaiming the Highline
+ TOWARD A GREENER FUTURE
This proposal for the Highline in New York City follows the tracks as a path system, lining the walkway with seeding and diversified planting to create a meadow ecosystem. The goal is to attract pollinators – butterflies, bees, and other insects. The planting design is a meadow tapestry planted within the structure of a grid, bringing new colours and textures with every season. On the outside edge of the highline, video screens displaying advertising and park information are proposed.
+ A MANHATTAN COMPETITION
The garden is founded in hope and optimism for an AIDS free future…
The light emanates from a chamber of treasured memories of lives lived and lives lost…
The lenses reveal the vault of names…
The garden includes the gentle fall of the waters of life and the whispers of the trembling aspen echoing the stories of those remembered…
+ LINES OF MOVEMENT
This exhibit was designed for Canada Blooms as an example of a public space where both humans and dogs can enjoy a park together. The display is a stage set for show dogs. Organized on the principle of a dog’s dynamic movement, a path ramps around a central stage where the “stars” perform.
In addition, the ramp provides universal access for humans. A stainless steel screen encloses the stage with laser cut paw prints that represent the IAMS logo. The raised planter protects the plants and accommodates universal gardening. Dog dishes become a garden water feature, while providing a drinking fountain for thirsty pets. A planting bed that contains crushed, black charcoal filters dog urine and provides contrast to the white birches and yellowtwig dogwood. The concrete ramp is detailed with paw prints left in the wet cement by the IAMS spokesdog, “Rumour”.
Award – Best of Show in Craftsmanship – Canada Blooms