Design

Complete, compact, connected, complex, and convivial describes everything that you want a neighborhood to be.
In architecture, the constant search for the new no longer represents freedom. Urbanism and sustainability are nobler and more practical imperatives.
Seaside FL Town Center
Authentic urbanism, unlike large-scale architecture, is built out over time. Architectural critics make the mistake of assessing an urban project in its early years.
Restoring the human-scale to the modern built environment is a long-term task, key to human health and welfare, that has barely begun.
What if the Academic criticisms of New Urbanism are right? What if the idea of fabric and monument buildings is inadequate to build a city?
Park Van Ness DC exterior day
Park Van Ness has remarkable details—and opens up a view from a major thoroughfare to a major urban park.
Leon Krier diagram
More and more people are appreciating that architecture and urban design of streets and public spaces have the power to connect, engage, and inspire all of us.
Ubuntu in Umbumbulu eThekwini Town Plaza
The principles of neighborhood structure and buildings that relate positively to public space resonate with traditional Zulu culture and village geography.
Boston Public Library before and after
The redo of the Boston Public Library 1970s wing shows how a building can be reform and adapted to today's needs.
The transformation of a New Orleans retail box into a music hall with magnetic street presence is a remarkable urban achievement.
Stunning historic rehabilitation provides affordable housing in New Orleans.
Restoring an original square in Savannah revives a neighborhood.