TONIGHT! The BSLA EP Speed Studio kicks off ay 6pm. Was happy to help set this event up with @ninakennychase @amylinne @jessajess642 @saranewey , but am sad to be unable to attend…. Nonetheless, this is a unique happening for greater Boston LA’s.
The Speed Studio tour starts promptly at 6pm, at the offices of Stephen Stimson Associates. Check out the full schedule of tour including Reed Hilderbrand and Hargreaves Associates here: http://bit.ly/1qaa2NZ
*Out of courtesy to the firms and due the fast paced nature of the tours, if you are late or unable to make one of the tours, simply meet us in front of the next studio at the designated time.

TONIGHT! The BSLA EP Speed Studio kicks off ay 6pm. Was happy to help set this event up with @ninakennychase @amylinne @jessajess642 @saranewey , but am sad to be unable to attend…. Nonetheless, this is a unique happening for greater Boston LA’s.

The Speed Studio tour starts promptly at 6pm, at the offices of Stephen Stimson Associates. Check out the full schedule of tour including Reed Hilderbrand and Hargreaves Associates here: http://bit.ly/1qaa2NZ

*Out of courtesy to the firms and due the fast paced nature of the tours, if you are late or unable to make one of the tours, simply meet us in front of the next studio at the designated time.

Ecological Distress Map: Mega Drought America

The United States Map Code, Title 5, U.S.C., Chapter 10. Respect for 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 upside down, except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life, property or landscape. The upside down map is an internationally recognized means for obtaining help and indicates that a landscape needs immediate assistance. Use of upside down map in other circumstances is against federal law.

April 2014 drought intensity data source: Mathew Rosencrans, CPC/NCEP/NWS/NOAA. http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/ 

More ecological distress maps from the Wild West at BDGA exhibit can be found here: davidbuckleyborden.com 

GLX Project UPDATE
The Green Line Extension (GLX) project has decided to extend the deadline for submissions for the GLX Integral Art Program. 

Due to an inconsistency in the submission deadline between with the submittable.com site and other sources of procurement information, and in light of the great response received to date, the deadline for submissions has been extended to Friday, February 28th, 11:59 pm. 

Artists may still submit, withdraw or re-submit submissions between now and this new deadline. Submissions must be received using the online platform. 

More information about the GLX Art Program can be found on the GLX website here. 

As always, please share and pass on to those that may be interested in the project.

GLX Project UPDATE

The Green Line Extension (GLX) project has decided to extend the deadline for submissions for the GLX Integral Art Program.

Due to an inconsistency in the submission deadline between with the submittable.com site and other sources of procurement information, and in light of the great response received to date, the deadline for submissions has been extended to Friday, February 28th, 11:59 pm.

Artists may still submit, withdraw or re-submit submissions between now and this new deadline. Submissions must be received using the online platform.

More information about the GLX Art Program can be found on the GLX website here.

As always, please share and pass on to those that may be interested in the project.

It is not all about making money from maps….its also fun to make maps from money.
12.5.13
-DBB

It is not all about making money from maps….its also fun to make maps from money.

12.5.13

-DBB


Photoshop Perspective Rendering for Sasaki Accociates.
Many of my professional renderings double as “Where’s CC McG?” My girl is always ready to make a digital cameo…sometimes front and center.
Based on 3D Max model by Bennett Earle. Big ups to Geoff Fritz for all of the sweet PS source.
Spring 2012

Photoshop Perspective Rendering for Sasaki Accociates.

Many of my professional renderings double as “Where’s CC McG?” My girl is always ready to make a digital cameo…sometimes front and center.

Based on 3D Max model by Bennett Earle. Big ups to Geoff Fritz for all of the sweet PS source.

Spring 2012

Sized 10 Urban Intervention, Map #3
CS3 Illustrator, Work-In-Progress
May 2013

Sized 10 Urban Intervention, Map #3

CS3 Illustrator, Work-In-Progress

May 2013

Internal Lecture Promo
Sasaki management is very supportive of new ideas and self-initiated projects. I have recently started to help produce the ongoing guest lecture series and am please to announce the amazing Dan D’Oca of Interboro Partners will be discussing his work with us on October 24th. If you appreciate smart urban planning/design and fantastic graphics, check out this preview of his forthcoming publication The Arsenal of Exclusion & Inclusion.

Promo blurb provided by Dan D’Oca:
In “When Life Gives you Lemons …” Dan will talk about recent projects by Interboro Partners, the New York-based planning and design firm he co-founded in 2002. Interboro has garnered acclaim for a subtle aesthetic of social activism, based on actively observing urban phenomena and finding the neglected, the underserved, or even the abhorred as openings for architectural possibility. Projects to be discussed include the MoMA PS1 YAP project Holding Pattern, the forthcoming book The Arsenal of Exclusion & Inclusion, and studies of dead shopping malls, shrinking cities, and other entropic conditions.

Internal Lecture Promo

Sasaki management is very supportive of new ideas and self-initiated projects. I have recently started to help produce the ongoing guest lecture series and am please to announce the amazing Dan D’Oca of Interboro Partners will be discussing his work with us on October 24th. If you appreciate smart urban planning/design and fantastic graphics, check out this preview of his forthcoming publication The Arsenal of Exclusion & Inclusion.


Promo blurb provided by Dan D’Oca:

In “When Life Gives you Lemons …” Dan will talk about recent projects by Interboro Partners, the New York-based planning and design firm he co-founded in 2002. Interboro has garnered acclaim for a subtle aesthetic of social activism, based on actively observing urban phenomena and finding the neglected, the underserved, or even the abhorred as openings for architectural possibility. Projects to be discussed include the MoMA PS1 YAP project Holding Pattern, the forthcoming book The Arsenal of Exclusion & Inclusion, and studies of dead shopping malls, shrinking cities, and other entropic conditions.
Watershed Education, Baltimore Edition
Educational card game exploring how the health of a watershed influences the quality of urban life. The “cause and effect” game play aims to educate communities on how decisions at various scales influences watershed health and ultimately the quality of urban life.
Spring 2011

Watershed Education, Baltimore Edition

Educational card game exploring how the health of a watershed influences the quality of urban life. The “cause and effect” game play aims to educate communities on how decisions at various scales influences watershed health and ultimately the quality of urban life.

Spring 2011

"Size 10 Spontaneous Urban Intervention"
Guerrilla Planting Proposal
Ink, graphite, colored pencil and paper8.5 x 11”
Spontaneous vegetation nails a slam dunk in a pair of Nike Air Force 1’s, in Roxbury, Massachusetts. Seed mix: Achillea millefolium, Aster (Symphytrichum) pilosus, Cichorium intybus, Leucanthemum vulgare, Tanacetum vulgare, Rudbeckia hirta, Lotus corniculatus,Trifolium hybridum,Trifolium repens,Vicia cracca, Lolium perenne (based on Peter Del Tredici’s cosmopolitan urban meadow mix)
BibliographyDel Tredici, Peter. Spontaneous Urban Vegetation : Reflections of Change in a Globalized World. Nature and Culture, 2010.Kühn, Norbert. Intentions for the Unintentional Spontaneous Vegetation as the Basis for Innovative Planting Design in Urban Areas. Journal of Landscape Architecture, Berlin, Autumn 2006.Jorgensen, Anna. The social and cultural context of ecological plantings. In: Dunnett, Nigel, and James Hitchmough (eds.), The Dynamic Landscape: Design, Ecology and Management of Naturalistic Urban Planting. London: Taylor & Francis, 2004.

"Size 10 Spontaneous Urban Intervention"

Guerrilla Planting Proposal


Ink, graphite, colored pencil and paper
8.5 x 11”

Spontaneous vegetation nails a slam dunk in a pair of Nike Air Force 1’s, in Roxbury, Massachusetts.

Seed mix: Achillea millefolium, Aster (Symphytrichum) pilosus, Cichorium intybus, Leucanthemum vulgare, Tanacetum vulgare, Rudbeckia hirta, Lotus corniculatus,Trifolium hybridum,Trifolium repens,Vicia cracca, Lolium perenne (based on Peter Del Tredici’s cosmopolitan urban meadow mix)

Bibliography
Del Tredici, Peter. Spontaneous Urban Vegetation : Reflections of Change in a Globalized World. Nature and Culture, 2010.

Kühn, Norbert. Intentions for the Unintentional Spontaneous Vegetation as the Basis for Innovative Planting Design in Urban Areas. Journal of Landscape Architecture, Berlin, Autumn 2006.

Jorgensen, Anna. The social and cultural context of ecological plantings. In: Dunnett, Nigel, and James Hitchmough (eds.), The Dynamic Landscape: Design, Ecology and Management of Naturalistic Urban Planting. London: Taylor & Francis, 2004.