Head out this winter to help keep our local restaurants thriving
I had a great opportunity earlier this month to participate in a charrette with other professionals at the request of Governor Polis and the Colorado restaurant association.
My team was tasked with an affordable concept solution to winterize rooftop dining. The group consisted of state and local authorities, landscape architects, mechanical and structural engineers and general contractors. Together we wrestled with ideas and came up with a series of solutions we think make eating out in Colorado memorable. These solutions and comfortable for guest and staff and minimize the risk of transmitting the COVID virus to others.
Look for a posting where our concept and the 8 others will be posted HERE.after Sunday November 1 along with information on grant programs available.
Imagination and personal identity.
Some of my first memories of wanting to become an architect revolve around this video segment from Sesame Street I recall seeing as a child. I did not know at that time that this woman was the highly regarded … Judith Edelman seen in this post.… I just saw a person walking into a building under construction like she owned the place. It was her conception. Perfect.
That aligned perfectly with my finest imaginative skill i enjoyed then as much as I do today: PLACEMAKING..
- the LEGO ski-doo villages I imagined for the arctic tundra (a good contrast to my surroundings, blocks splayed out everywhere in front of the family room stove).
- my barbie luxury townhome, at least 6 stories worth – imagined above a venice canal (the carpeted steps overlooking the brick foyer floor below).
In the forested outdoors of North Hampton , NH I imagined so many other perfect places and spaces:
- A reclusive safety of a secret hideout. The negative space between two massive granite stones the glaciers had tossed aside creating a kid sized a-frame
- The forest floor producing a moss blanket at the foot of some young trees. A lady slipper was known to emerge occasionally nearby.
- The exposed underbelly where the roots of a fallen tree protect an open spot for something special
- or a tower for fairies in the decomposing woodpile next to the driveway.
Married 26 years and still counting.
Here is a very public statement to the love of my life. Thank you for lovingly standing by my side for the past 31 years. We found trusting each other and common interests that are standing the test of time.
Since my spouse is also an architect it is needless to say we both love Architecture, and quality design. We care deeply about the work we do every day. I enjoy what we share outside of our chosen professions that keep our bond especially strong.
I think much of our success is because we keep each other laughing. Many problems seem to melt away, or at least seem less severe when we share those moments, mutually amused about something quite ridiculous. I wouldn’t want to be giggling, chuckling, or cracking up with anyone but you.
The next part of the chemistry equation has to do with our healthy appetite for travel & adventure. We have been so fortunate to have had so many opportunities to fantastic destinations over the years. We are also extremely blessed to have the rocky mountains within reach for connecting to nature at any time, ski season or otherwise.
Finally, I’m so fortunate to have partnered with someone that has such a deep sense of caring. It shows every day for family and friends. You advocate for honesty and integrity, a caring for your co-workers, clients. Your expectations are highest for yourself. I want you to know that I love you the most and am so glad to have been married for 26 years and still counting.
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next door to the Barcelona Food Market
|Yurt Destination in State Forest State Park near Walden|