These days, a lot of projects are crashing through the gates of community plans and dashing existing neighborhood character under the banners of smart growth or transit oriented development. Continue Reading 10 Rules for Smarter Smart Growth
A few months later…as promised (not). My usual repertoire, which has caused a struggle I have found writing within my profession, is that I write from my heart about things which inspire me. Not that my profession does not inspire me…it does, it just hasn’t been my mode of written expression . It was my desire and intention to write a weekly or biweekly dialogue about experiencing architecture in Portland – and beyond – from an experiential place. How does it feel? How does it move me…or not. And then the ‘or not’ part started to bother me. Would I offend people or even worse…hurt them. Oh the spiritual new age bugaboo!! Continue Reading Hallelujah!