Details, icons and artifacts. #wildwestatbdga

Details, icons and artifacts. #wildwestatbdga

LAST MINUTE REMINDER: GSD recent grad jam tonight at #Msex in Central Sq (French pop enviro, finger food and cash bar). Friends welcome!
Nice to know people are turning out…including a few from out of town.

April 17th. 6-8pm ( And beyond? )
Middlesex Lounge, 315 Mass Ave, Cambridge.

LAST MINUTE REMINDER: GSD recent grad jam tonight at #Msex in Central Sq (French pop enviro, finger food and cash bar). Friends welcome!
Nice to know people are turning out…including a few from out of town.

April 17th. 6-8pm ( And beyond? )
Middlesex Lounge, 315 Mass Ave, Cambridge.

Tags: msex

Sacrificial Hide. #wildwestatbdga

Sacrificial Hide. #wildwestatbdga

COLLABORATIVE ART & DESIGN:  Pre-paid Wild West Field Observation Postcard, Option C.          The Creative Posse grows: @bdgastore @allchrome @woodandplastic @unionpress @withvalor @that_field @trifectaeditions @gospelofmark plus Myles and Mr. Walz…Thrilled by the company and support! #wildwestatbdga #ff

COLLABORATIVE ART & DESIGN: Pre-paid Wild West Field Observation Postcard, Option C. The Creative Posse grows: @bdgastore @allchrome @woodandplastic @unionpress @withvalor @that_field @trifectaeditions @gospelofmark plus Myles and Mr. Walz…Thrilled by the company and support! #wildwestatbdga #ff

Wild West at BDGA

Antique type from the seemingly endless drawers of letterpress blocks and plates at Union Press. I’m thrilled to be collaborating with Eli on a print for the upcoming show, #wildwestatbdga …check out his incredible work and studio space http://www.unionpressprints.com/

So good.

Wild West at BDGA

Antique type from the seemingly endless drawers of letterpress blocks and plates at Union Press. I’m thrilled to be collaborating with Eli on a print for the upcoming show, #wildwestatbdga …check out his incredible work and studio space http://www.unionpressprints.com/

So good.

BREAKING NEWS:  We are delighted to announce that Brigitte, Serge, Johnny and Gall will also be joining us at the Middlesex Lounge next Thursday (4/17, 6-8pm) for the GSD Alum shake and mix. Details at http://on.fb.me/1oPEPzr 
There are also unconfirmed reports that Laura Harmon will be in attendance. Believe!!! #vegas #gsd  #msex #bostonalum #gundhall #middlesexlounge @lfharms @jennyfrancais

BREAKING NEWS: We are delighted to announce that Brigitte, Serge, Johnny and Gall will also be joining us at the Middlesex Lounge next Thursday (4/17, 6-8pm) for the GSD Alum shake and mix. Details at http://on.fb.me/1oPEPzr
There are also unconfirmed reports that Laura Harmon will be in attendance. Believe!!! #vegas #gsd #msex #bostonalum #gundhall #middlesexlounge @lfharms @jennyfrancais

Adventure Vehicle: The Fiat 500.

Camille and I often try new cars as part of the adventure. For our recent desert exploration, we rented the Fiat 500. The fuel economy is great (34 MPG, highway). Stock sound system is solid. The size is an asset for scoring tiny passed-over parking spaces. The downsides include a relatively noisy ride (especially on the highway) and its tendency to be blown around a bit along with the tumble weeds. Overall, a comfy ride for a small car; at 6’1” 200 lbs, I never felt cramped. Still, this car is really a two-seater, the back is just storage for maps, rocks, beef jerky and the like. 

Overall adventure vehicle rating: 8.1.  #wildwestatbdga

Adventure Vehicle: The Fiat 500.

Camille and I often try new cars as part of the adventure. For our recent desert exploration, we rented the Fiat 500. The fuel economy is great (34 MPG, highway). Stock sound system is solid. The size is an asset for scoring tiny passed-over parking spaces. The downsides include a relatively noisy ride (especially on the highway) and its tendency to be blown around a bit along with the tumble weeds. Overall, a comfy ride for a small car; at 6’1” 200 lbs, I never felt cramped. Still, this car is really a two-seater, the back is just storage for maps, rocks, beef jerky and the like.

Overall adventure vehicle rating: 8.1. #wildwestatbdga

Wild West at BDGA work-in-progess: Wild West Field Kit with Trifecta Editions and Loyal Supply. Contents classified at this time.

Wild West at BDGA work-in-progess: Wild West Field Kit with Trifecta Editions and Loyal Supply. Contents classified at this time.

Wild West at BDGA Research

Escape Map Precedent:  WWII-era escape and evasion map of Europe.

Silk maps were developed for WWII servicemen to be used in case of capture or being caught behind enemy lines. These “hanky” maps were durable enough to weather intense field use and provided servicemen with a detailed map featuring cities, roadways, railways, rivers and major bodies of water, overlaid on a color-coded shaded relief map. #wildwestatbdga #cartography #map #designresearch

Wild West at BDGA Research

Escape Map Precedent: WWII-era escape and evasion map of Europe.

Silk maps were developed for WWII servicemen to be used in case of capture or being caught behind enemy lines. These “hanky” maps were durable enough to weather intense field use and provided servicemen with a detailed map featuring cities, roadways, railways, rivers and major bodies of water, overlaid on a color-coded shaded relief map. #wildwestatbdga #cartography #map #designresearch

LARE Preparedness

Interested in learning more about the Landscape Architecture Registration Exam?

Fellow BSLA EPs Nina Chase, Ruth Siegel and I will be presenting an LARE overview and strategy session at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Gund Hall, Room 505 at 6:30 tonight (4/7).  I’m not an expert; I’ve successfully completed half the exams, so I have some practical insights yet plenty of exam anxiety to empathize with my fellow landscape architects -to-be. Come on down. It’s Free.  #landarch #landscapearchitecture #gsd #lare #clarb #land8 #bsla #bslaep #designcommunity

LARE Preparedness

Interested in learning more about the Landscape Architecture Registration Exam?

Fellow BSLA EPs Nina Chase, Ruth Siegel and I will be presenting an LARE overview and strategy session at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Gund Hall, Room 505 at 6:30 tonight (4/7). I’m not an expert; I’ve successfully completed half the exams, so I have some practical insights yet plenty of exam anxiety to empathize with my fellow landscape architects -to-be. Come on down. It’s Free. #landarch #landscapearchitecture #gsd #lare #clarb #land8 #bsla #bslaep #designcommunity

Wild West at BDGA work-in-progess: Base for upcoming Distress Map series. 

Distress Map: No disrespect should be shown to the map of the United States of America.  The map should never be displayed with the Great Lakes down, except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property.

Wild West at BDGA work-in-progess: Base for upcoming Distress Map series.

Distress Map: No disrespect should be shown to the map of the United States of America. The map should never be displayed with the Great Lakes down, except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property.

Two weeks from tonight…Recent GSD Grads Spring Mix!

They say nothing is better than springtime in Paris. If that’s not in the budget, join your fellow classmates at Middlesex Lounge in Cambridge to reunite with old friends and the fresh promise of Spring amidst the backdrop of a televised Parisian Spring…

Finger foods courtesy the Harvard GSD Alumni Relations. Plus “live” video feed from Paris courtesy Bridget, Jane, Francoise et al. Cash bar. 

Thursday, April 17th. 6-8pm+
Middlesex Lounge, 315 Mass Ave, Cambridge.

Visit Facebook event page for updates and info exchange: http://tinyurl.com/losqruw

Co-hosted by Jenny French (MArch ’11), Vaibhav Jain (MDesS ‘13), David Buckley Borden (MLA ’11) and Françoise Hardy (PAris ’63)

Two weeks from tonight…Recent GSD Grads Spring Mix!

They say nothing is better than springtime in Paris. If that’s not in the budget, join your fellow classmates at Middlesex Lounge in Cambridge to reunite with old friends and the fresh promise of Spring amidst the backdrop of a televised Parisian Spring…

Finger foods courtesy the Harvard GSD Alumni Relations. Plus “live” video feed from Paris courtesy Bridget, Jane, Francoise et al. Cash bar.

Thursday, April 17th. 6-8pm+
Middlesex Lounge, 315 Mass Ave, Cambridge.

Visit Facebook event page for updates and info exchange: http://tinyurl.com/losqruw

Co-hosted by Jenny French (MArch ’11), Vaibhav Jain (MDesS ‘13), David Buckley Borden (MLA ’11) and Françoise Hardy (PAris ’63)

It’s no surprise that today’s leading design firms conduct internal research initiatives; after all great organizations invest in their people and their collective knowledge base. Still, it is inspiring to see firms support research for the benefit of all. Sasaki’s Sea Change: Boston*  research project is a case study in the far-reaching value of relevant design research. This year-long rigorous  research project not only strengthens the collective knowledge and subsequent practice of Sasaki Associates and its designers, but more importantly it serves the interests of the greater Boston community in which it operates. 

Don’t take my word for it. See for yourself at the upcoming Sea Change: Boston exhibition.

Join the Sasaki team for the exhibition opening, drinks, and small bites on Wednesday, April 16th at District Hall. 6pm start time. I will certainly be on hand to congratulate Nina Chase, Ruth Siegel, Chris Merrit, Rizzie Walker and the rest of the team.

Visit the event facebook page for more information: http://on.fb.me/1hhAVFH

*Sea Change: Boston is an exhibition curated by Sasaki Associates in partnership with the Boston Architectural College, the City of Boston and the Boston Harbor Association. It examines Boston’s vulnerabilities to sea level rise and demonstrates proactive design strategies for resilience.

It’s no surprise that today’s leading design firms conduct internal research initiatives; after all great organizations invest in their people and their collective knowledge base. Still, it is inspiring to see firms support research for the benefit of all. Sasaki’s Sea Change: Boston* research project is a case study in the far-reaching value of relevant design research. This year-long rigorous research project not only strengthens the collective knowledge and subsequent practice of Sasaki Associates and its designers, but more importantly it serves the interests of the greater Boston community in which it operates.

Don’t take my word for it. See for yourself at the upcoming Sea Change: Boston exhibition.

Join the Sasaki team for the exhibition opening, drinks, and small bites on Wednesday, April 16th at District Hall. 6pm start time. I will certainly be on hand to congratulate Nina Chase, Ruth Siegel, Chris Merrit, Rizzie Walker and the rest of the team.

Visit the event facebook page for more information: http://on.fb.me/1hhAVFH

*Sea Change: Boston is an exhibition curated by Sasaki Associates in partnership with the Boston Architectural College, the City of Boston and the Boston Harbor Association. It examines Boston’s vulnerabilities to sea level rise and demonstrates proactive design strategies for resilience.

Wild West at Bdga: Work-in-progess

Textural loss and the human experience: Sequoiadendron giganteum (giant sequoia) of Yosemite, CA, USA, Circa 1904. #wildwestatbgda  #research

Wild West at Bdga: Work-in-progess

Textural loss and the human experience: Sequoiadendron giganteum (giant sequoia) of Yosemite, CA, USA, Circa 1904. #wildwestatbgda #research

Wild West at Bdga: Work-in-progess

Test print detail of Trifecta Editions collaboration for Wild West at Bdga installation.

Wild West at Bdga: Work-in-progess

Test print detail of Trifecta Editions collaboration for Wild West at Bdga installation.