On standing out

yards park at night

One of the fastest growing neighborhood’s in Washington, DC is in the Navy Yard area.  It’s known locally as Yards Park and is close to the stadiums for the Nationals and DC United.  The restaurants and shops are good to visit but the public spaces are what brings this area to life. There are wading pools, tiered grass steps, several … Read More

The people you serve

light in restaurant

Take a look at the image in this post. This light fixture was designed.  So was the wall, window, and building in the background.  There’s not a lot in the man-made world that wasn’t given careful thought–for better or for worse.  I happen to like the way this fixture looks and think it works well in this restaurant where I … Read More

Create a context for change

shadows in the sand

The positioning of a person, place, or thing for maximum impact or effect—that’s the secret to good design. Whether you are finalizing a deal, creating a new product, or shepherding change, how you go about creating an environment for your idea to thrive can make or break your project. It’s not enough to build something and let people find you.  You … Read More