These sketches were studies about possible material approaches for a new project. I was focused on trying to simplify the expression for a very complex program, plan & site.
For those that aren’t architects, the redlines are the corrective markups on our drawings. Recently, I’ve been doing more redlines than sketches. These can be handed off for someone else to correct–they are marked with a highlighter when complete.
It feels very Victorian to sketch in a cemetery, but Oakland’s Mountain View Cemetery seems to demand such an activity. Planned by Frederick Law Olmsted, and boasting a Julia Morgan designed chapel (and Julia Morgan’s own grave), it is both… Continue Reading
A group from my office took a sketch tour of our (office) neighborhood, looking for and at relics of the Mission’s industrial past.
These are conceptual working sketches from an urban design studio on the city of Jerusalem. These are efforts to overlay a design logic onto a set of highly complex and dynamic conditions. Sadly, in the years since, the optimism of this studio has… Continue Reading
Frankly, the views along I-80 heading up to Sacramento are mostly pretty boring–strip mall territory, for the most part. However, when the road passes through the delta, the expanses of sky and water have their own subtle appeal–landscapes as envisioned… Continue Reading
These are some initial planning sketches for the renovation of a research institute at Stanford. The site is comprised of a series of soon-to-be-historic (1950’s) buildings and some lovely, though somewhat unkempt landscape areas. This sketch tests out some new configurations… Continue Reading