Category Archives: Learning to Observe

Capstone Project, Master of Landscape Architecture

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A Culmination

I was recently nominated to compete for the American Society of Landscape Architects’s National Honor and Merit awards.  The announcement read: ‘Each year, the ASLA invites each accredited University program to nominate several of their graduating students for the awards … Continue reading

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Collage Experiment: Questioning the Boundary

Part of my experimentation with rendering for the project will include trying to capture some of the feeling here.  The above collage merges a photo of the moon with an image I made while visiting the site in December.  The … Continue reading

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Pre-Capstone Final Book

The period leading up to a semester-long capstone project requires careful study of theory, history, and site.  This past semester- almost finished already- has required me to justify my project to my peers, my instructors, and to myself.  I had … Continue reading

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Disciplined Dreaming Project: Research Issues and Methods

In preparation of my capstone, I am taking a class called Research Issues and Methods where we are expected to think creatively about the process of academic discovery. This is my first project: A four part response to questions about our personal creative process. Continue reading

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Eschatological Design

As my capstone and personal interests continue to evolve, there is an equal draw upon my past for information, clarity, and inspiration.  As someone interested in the conservation of cultural landscapes, I am intrigued by the notion of designing with … Continue reading

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Area of Knowledge- Capstone Project Programming

Articulate the primary ‘area of knowledge’ within the discipline of landscape architecture to be investigated in the Capstone and express why it is of personal interest. The development of an area of knowledge is more useful to the progress of … Continue reading

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The Map Is Not the Journey: Beginning the Capstone Process

Our first requirement for Project Programming involved mapping out the design process. Thinking about the next nine months, what are some of the considerations I’ll need to remember while making a successful capstone project?  Beyond that, how can I represent … Continue reading

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How true was the voice of the Void.

I stand on the sandy shore of Tarawa, a narrow strip of coral in the Pacific Ocean, the most populated of the 33 atolls that comprise the equatorial island nation of Kiribati.  As you might expect, picturesque palm trees sway … Continue reading

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Summer Break (Break?)

Staying so busy, but not as busy as I will be once school begins again.  This is my last chance to be “off” before being “on” is important again.  My final year of the three year Master of Landscape Architecture … Continue reading

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