With surface parking covering more than 1/3 of the land in some cities, the time is ripe for rethinking how we use our precious urban real estate. How might car space be shared with people space? How might we invite the life of the neighborhood and the life of the businesses out on to the street? Here are efforts towards making "PERSON" Street a people place.
Our firm's focus on the relationship of inside to outside is especially relevant to the design of educational environments for children. Too often the division between in and out is a harsh one. We believe a "softer" architecture is possible, and that in educational settings, if the outside were integral to the design of the building, then it could be equally integral to the education. We see great opportunities for education, landscape, and building to integrate, creating dynamic, living schools, childcare centers and other learning environments. Here are thoughts and work that support that vision.