Category Archives: Design Thinking

Figures and Fields

Figures and Fields: A Lecture by Bradley Walters This lecture weaves together professional work, research, and student work within a narrative that engages space, field theories, surface, landscape, environment, and ecology. Poster background image: Mapping of bee movements, responding to specific environmental

Figures and Fields

Figures and Fields: A Lecture by Bradley Walters This lecture weaves together professional work, research, and student work within a narrative that engages space, field theories, surface, landscape, environment, and ecology. Poster background image: Mapping of bee movements, responding to specific environmental

Active Lines: Liminal Marks + Material Constructions

The planning and development of large-scale projects requires investors to commit significant capital resources to their realization. These commitments are made based on the promise of a return, whether it is in the form of financial gain, an icon in

Active Lines: Liminal Marks + Material Constructions

The planning and development of large-scale projects requires investors to commit significant capital resources to their realization. These commitments are made based on the promise of a return, whether it is in the form of financial gain, an icon in

Out of Thin Air

We cannot expect to extract ideas and schemes from the student without first feeding his mind and imagination. – Bernhard Hoesli and Colin Rowe, 1954 (1) As informational networks bind us ever more tightly together, they also introduce unseen gaps

Out of Thin Air

We cannot expect to extract ideas and schemes from the student without first feeding his mind and imagination. – Bernhard Hoesli and Colin Rowe, 1954 (1) As informational networks bind us ever more tightly together, they also introduce unseen gaps

Materialisms and Excess

Waste not, want not.1 Austerity is in the air.  Excess is out; efficiency is in.  Quantitative measures supercede the qualitative just as performative and operative strategies displace poetics and play.  And in these historical moments, the serious obligations of professional

Materialisms and Excess

Waste not, want not.1 Austerity is in the air.  Excess is out; efficiency is in.  Quantitative measures supercede the qualitative just as performative and operative strategies displace poetics and play.  And in these historical moments, the serious obligations of professional

Independent Research in the Final Year

Independent Research in the Final Year: Masters Research Projects at the University of Florida, 2000 to 2010 Submission to the Journal of Architectural Education JAE 65:1 Ending Design | Spring 2011 Collaborative Work with Martha Kohen, Ann Lindell, and Kevin

Independent Research in the Final Year

Independent Research in the Final Year: Masters Research Projects at the University of Florida, 2000 to 2010 Submission to the Journal of Architectural Education JAE 65:1 Ending Design | Spring 2011 Collaborative Work with Martha Kohen, Ann Lindell, and Kevin

Instrumental Lines and Productive Paths

The territories of contemporary cultural production are marked by those at the extremes. On the one hand, we find a sustained fascination with celebrity and stardom; on the other is an enduring pursuit of the commonplace and/or normative. While seeking

Instrumental Lines and Productive Paths

The territories of contemporary cultural production are marked by those at the extremes. On the one hand, we find a sustained fascination with celebrity and stardom; on the other is an enduring pursuit of the commonplace and/or normative. While seeking

Urban Fabrications

As the physical topography of the city is displaced by its constituent processes, flows, and non-physical motivators, these become the precise embodiment of a changed urbanity.  As Manuel Castells has written, the “informational city is not a form but a process, a process characterized

Urban Fabrications

As the physical topography of the city is displaced by its constituent processes, flows, and non-physical motivators, these become the precise embodiment of a changed urbanity.  As Manuel Castells has written, the “informational city is not a form but a process, a process characterized