Environments

Meditation Chapel, Hope and Healing Center, Memphis, TN

Meditation Chapel, Hope and Healing Center, Memphis, TN

Viewing the Meditation Chapel from its exterior, visitors perceive the intent of the work through gold colored aluminum panels hosting lighted lotus designs. The panels are also experienced from the interior, where another lotus pattern (a symbol of healing) is projected onto the floor.

Photograph by Dick Busher

Meditation Room, Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, Portland, OR

Meditation Room, Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, Portland, OR

Meditation Room is a numinous environment with light entering the room through a gold leaf screen tints the space with yellow, blue and green bo leafs. Looking up the visitor beholds a geometrical pattern of converging lines and concentric circles, while a third ephemeral pattern is projected onto the floor echoing the mandala of the ceiling.

Photographs by Richard Stode

Origami Wall, International District Station, Seattle, WA

Origami Wall, International District Station, Seattle, WA

In the International District Plaza, a relief mural consists of 9 bays hosting a sequence of painted folded aluminum panels. The origami sequence begins in the far bays as relatively flat designs, and progresses to the center where they fold into two figures, a man and a woman.

Photographs by Dick Busher

Ring of Fire, Bellevue Community College, Bellevue, WA

Ring of Fire, Bellevue Community College, Bellevue, WA

Ring of Fire is a gazebo whose ceiling hosts an elegant flowing-lava design. Daylight highlights the design as the sun casts the ceiling pattern shadows onto the plaza. At night, light illuminates the lava pattern with strategically placed spots lights.

Photographs by Dick Busher

Recollections, McKnight-Westwind Transit Station, Calgary, Alberta

Recollections, McKnight-Westwind Transit Station, Calgary, Alberta

Recollections laminated into the glass of two heated platform shelters, colorful circles that frame historical images, many of which come from photo collections of the families in the surrounding neighborhoods. Approaching the stations passengers witness colorful dots dancing across the glass’ surfaces. Upon further inspection, they discover the historical and contemporary images of their community.

Photographs by Jim Hirschfield

Beads, George Bush International Airport, Houston, TX

Beads, George Bush International Airport, Houston, TX

Beads focused on the columns in the Meeter-Greeter lobby of the Houston airport and became colorful focal points within the radial design of the space. Used by so many contemporary and ancient cultures, and traded for millenniums across the globe, beads became an appropriate icon for the meeter-greeter lobby of the airport where travelers from around the world first enter Houston.

Photographs by Paul Hester

Beads, George Bush International Airport, Houston, TX

Beads, George Bush International Airport, Houston, TX

A Mindful Bridge, Interstate I25, Denver, CO

A Mindful Bridge, Interstate I25, Denver, CO

With two hundred and ninety six (296), eight inch discs, and a little over a quarter of the discs hosting quotes on the experience of walking, the experience of cycling, and the experience of being mindful of ones surroundings, A Mindful Bridge celebrates the pedestrian and the cyclist and is meant to send messages of confirmation to those crossing the bridge, turning the crossing of a twelve lane interstate into a more peaceful and meaningful experience.

Photographs by Jim Hirschfield

A Mindful Bridge, Interstate I25, Denver, CO

A Mindful Bridge, Interstate I25, Denver, CO

A Mindful Bridge, Interstate I25, Denver, CO

A Mindful Bridge, Interstate I25, Denver, CO

Pirouette, La Bohneur Children’s Hospital, Memphis, TN

Pirouette, La Bohneur Children’s Hospital, Memphis, TN

Pirouette consists of 30 cubes, fabricated from steel and perforated steel, that are suspended from the ceiling of a multi-purpose space within a Children’s Hospital. The cubes were painted with Dichromatic paint that changed color depending upon where one stood or moved within the space, creating for the children the feeling of standing within a large kaleidoscope.



Pirouette, La Bohneur Children’s Hospital, Memphis, TN

Pirouette, La Bohneur Children’s Hospital, Memphis, TN

Brother Sun, Sister Moon, Anchorage Detention Center, Anchorage, AK

Brother Sun, Sister Moon, Anchorage Detention Center, Anchorage, AK

Brother Sun, Sister Moon is comprised of two 16 foot diameter disks recessed into the ceiling. Lit from above, these discs illuminate the space through laser-cut images. One disk hosts a solar pattern with an image of a solar eclipse at its center, while the other is a stellar pattern with a lunar image at its hub.

Photos by Chris Arend


Re-Union, Union High School, Vancouver, WA

Re-Union, Union High School, Vancouver, WA

Re-Union addresses the importance of communication as it presents an opportunity for the students of Union high school to create their own images or texts that express their thoughts about their school and their lives. The adjacent photo-etched panels allude to the original high school’s history through images from the original school while the brightly painted bell came from the area’s original school house.

Re-Union, Union High School, Vancouver, WA

Re-Union, Union High School, Vancouver, WA

African Bridge, North Carolina Zoological Park, Asheboro, NC

African Bridge, North Carolina Zoological Park, Asheboro, NC

Our design for a pedestrian bridge to the African region of the North Carolina Zoo establishes a water theme and includes: a thatched gazebo with a story telling soundtrack, a railing of brightly painted metal interspersed with ceramic jugs, and a dry dock/gateway at the bridges entrances.


Illusion of Place, Paseo Del Norte, Albuquerque, NM

Illusion of Place, Paseo Del Norte, Albuquerque, NM

Through a variety of enhancements (color tiles, landscaping, etched stainless steel images, accordion walls, light boxes, and a pedestrian land bridge) Illusion of Place strives to create was for this new chapter in the Petroglyphs monument’s history that while different, does not deny its past.


Illusion of Place, Paseo Del Norte, Albuquerque, NM

Illusion of Place, Paseo Del Norte, Albuquerque, NM

Illusion of Place, Paseo Del Norte, Albuquerque, NM

Illusion of Place, Paseo Del Norte, Albuquerque, NM

School Spirits, Cary Arts Center, Cary, NC

School Spirits, Cary Arts Center, Cary, NC

School Spirits was created for the Town of Cary’s new Arts Center.  Designed  in collaboration with artist Norie Sato, the work uses historical images from the building's past when it served as the community's high school. These images include old student portraits that are projected onto the walls of the theater’s entry corridors, creating arrangements of light that can be enjoyed both for their patterns and for the individual personalities portrayed in each design.