school canopy skylight

Things don’t have to be complicated.  This opening in a canopy at a local elementary school is made up of simple parts such as steel framing, wood decking, steel columns, and aluminum panels.  They were combined to create an inspiring form that allows light to shine through and enables kids to have a framed view of the sky regardless of … Read More

Unpacking culture

tables reflected in the glass

Some cultures can be tough to decipher—not unlike this picture that was taken at a local coffee shop. What’s going on in the image?  I was sitting inside the Philz at the Navy Yard on a weekend morning and captured this scene through three pieces of storefront glass.   It takes a few glances to make sense of the various forms … Read More

Making memories

yellow leaves on ground

For one day of the year, my street is coated in gold.  The 70-year-old gingko trees that line our small one-way street shed their leaves in one night and cover the cars, sidewalks, and street with bright yellow leaves.  A day or so later the leaves are gone as they are raked and bagged.  Passing cars quickly blow them away … Read More