As I sat in my daughter’s, bedroom and listened to my husband and her begin the nightly teeth brushing routine, I waited…would it be a good listening night? Or would it be a cacophony of tears, tiredness, and frustration – on both parts (okay, maybe not the tears on both parts, but definitely the frustration!)?
Everything that we do in life shapes who we are and how we show up in this world every day. As I reflect on past projects, and the lessons that I’ve learned from each, I keep coming back to the Jewel Changi Airport Project – an approximately 4.8 Acre Garden draped inside of a retail building at an airport – one part crazy, twelve parts complicated and all amazing!
Having completed a number of roof terrace renovation projects, here are a few key technical issues that need to be considered and addressed early in the design project in order to confirm the viability of the project and reduce the design and construction risks. These should be tackled in parallel with the programming of your Amenity Space, as the information revealed in these will significantly impact the feasibility, viability, and quality of space possible.
Virginia Beach Releases 2030 Vision for Resort Area, but does it take a stand on Sea Level Rise and Resiliency?
I was very excited to see that Virginia Beach just released their 2030 Vision for their designated Resort Area. Given the extent of waterfront property that they have, and the fact that tourism is one of the key industries for Virginia Beach, I was eager to see how they would be protecting these vital waterfront assets and the inland community.
As we dive into 2020, I can’t help but anticipate some new trends as well as some continuing trends in the design of resorts. In 2019 we saw an emphasis on technology, sustainability, health and well-being, and personalization.
The following will be game changers for 2020 – let me know your thoughts as well!
Jewel is an integrated project at the Singapore Changi Airport that creates a multi-sensory experience of nature within a climate-controlled glass dome.
This competition-winning redesign respectfully regenerates a historically sensitive Modernist landscape for the 21st Century.
The Colorado Esplanade is a three-block-long linear plaza along Colorado Avenue between the new light-rail station on Fourth Street and the historic Santa Monica Pier.
Marina Bay Sands, located on the Marina Bay waterfront, is a 38 acre mixed-use integrated resort.
This new corporate headquarters is located on a previously undeveloped, fully wooded, 21 acre site in the Washington Metro Area.
The Salesforce Transit Center, a bus and high speed rail station, is capped at the roof with an iconic 5.4 acre park, designed as both a public destination and community park within downtown San Francisco.
Herscher Hall and Ronald Bloom Family Olive Grove, Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA The completion of Hersher Hall at the Skirball Cultural Center represents the completion of the Skirball Cultural Center Campus in it’s totality. This last phase of the Cultural Center is a venue with the largest capacity on-site. The project is composed…