Aspiration as a Design Element in Urban Planning

Aspiration as a Design Element in Urban Planning

Published in New ARCH Vol 3, No.3 2016  /  A JBD International Project Abstract Among the many challenges that Urban Planning faces in developing countries none is more readily solved and yet more often ignored than the perception and aspiration of belonging to...
Our curious ability to un-see

Our curious ability to un-see

and the importance of visualizing ideas. Call it first impression, or instant memory or a quirk of human nature, but when we first see something, even if we recognize it as irrelevant or a mistake, we cannot forget it, or worse yet, erase it from our cognitive memory....
Architecture is branding

Architecture is branding

It strikes me as funny, that after having been a professional designer for my entire adult life, the realization that design is a perceived value has only recently come around full circle. As I prepare notes for this paper I find myself blowing the dust off of various...
New York City Needs an Iconic Taxi.

New York City Needs an Iconic Taxi.

There is an old adage that says “criticizing is easy, offering a solution is hard”. Oddly enough in the case of New York City’s Taxi of the future, the Nissan NV200, that saying works better backwards. Designing something better is easily done; criticizing it is...
3D as a second language

3D as a second language

The advantage of knowing 3D in the creative thought process. There is a theory that knowing a second language strengthens your primary language. It states that a second language speaker gains an advantage that is more than the sum of the two languages, it’s called...
Does digital visualization help the creative design process?

Does digital visualization help the creative design process?

I want to be clear that this is not a conversation about the latest and greatest visualization technology. This is a conversation about if visualization actually helps the creative process. There is no doubt that computer generated images help tremendously in the...