Music and Landscape Architecture musings
The duality of music-in-time and space-in-time are now in sync in my hands when I draw or write or play and in my feet when I journey through a place. The rhythm of the landscape is as present to me as the yearning melodies of Chopin, the rhythmic swagger of Prokofiev, or the fierce riffs of Miles Davis. I'm an unimposing chimera, perhaps, with a penchant for learning and a drive to be active.
When I design, I listen, because I like my work to respond to the people who are impacted by it. My experience now ranges from design-build of a rain garden for the Minneapolis Institute of Arts to Master planning a Superfund Site for my capstone project. This year, much of my focus has been on a community garden called the Aurora/St. Anthony Peace Sanctuary Garden, helping them to plan a new garden design that incorporates a children's garden program and promotes garden education. We're happy to announce that we got a grant to work on the creation of an exciting organization called the Urban Farm and Garden Alliance, dedicated to bringing healthy food practices and education to the neighborhood. Though a work in progress, the entry sequence for the garden is below—I'm still roughing out the plan for the rest of the space.