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April 22, 2022

Earth Day Tree Planting

It’s Earth Day, so of course, it made perfect sense to plant a tree! Because, we are a Landscape Architecture office, there were a few choices …

December 28, 2021

Therapeutic Gardening is Healing

Horticultural Therapy is an alternative or a supplementation to traditional talk therapy, similar to Equine Therapy or Art Therapy.  Therapeutic gardening is a time-proven and highly …

November 20, 2021

A Potential Path Forward for Old Colorado City

Downtown is in the midst of a renaissance (See ‘Skyscraper’ points toward Springs Future)! But, it’s time to focus on the non-Downtown areas of Colorado Springs …

The COVID-19 Effect on Food in Colorado Springs
April 16, 2020

The COVID-19 Effect on Food in Colorado Springs

Food Trucks can aid in our desires for local food in our neighborhoods.

Success Requires Agility
March 23, 2020

Success Requires Agility

Roll up your sleeves and make some lemonade, friends!

Bread and Butter Inches Closer to Opening
March 7, 2020

Bread & Butter Inches Closer to Opening

It has been a pleasure to work with Stacey Poore and Aubrey Day in developing imagery for Bread & Butter Neighborhood Market, opening this summer in Downtown …

Helping to Create a Greater Colorado Springs
December 2, 2019

Helping to Create a Greater Colorado Springs

As a part of our commitment to creating a better Colorado Springs, I have been proud to be have worked with several non-profit organizations or funded projects …

Downtown Parking Problems?
March 30, 2014

Downtown Parking Problems?

"Nobody goes there anymore, it's too crowded." This of course is one of the quotes that is credited to Yogi Berra. The quote is an oxymoron, however it is repeated on a regular basis in a variety of manners. Probably the way that is most often stated in Colorado Springs is as follows: "Downtown is dying, nobody goes there because you can't find a place to park." Have you made this statement before? It's okay, I won't call anybody out, but chances are, this has been stated by you, or at a minimum, to you. This statement is a fallacy unless

October 1, 2013

Bancroft Park – An Open Letter to the Mayor

Recently I was honored to have been asked to provide a rendering for Bancroft Park as a visual aid to raise money for the improvements to the park. It was used for the Taste of OCC in April, 2013 and again this past weekend for the first "Harvest in the Park" event. As we all have come to learn over time, whenever you propose change in a loved neighborhood, such as Old Colorado City, the pundits will surface. I have been let aware that at least one pundit decided to write a letter of dissatisfaction to one element of the rendering to the Mayor of Colorado Springs. So, in the spirit of saving the Mayor some stress, grief and time, I offer the Mayor my own open letter:

September 24, 2013

Better Block Pikes Peak – The Video

A little over a year ago, many of my fellow interventionists from Colorado Springs Urban Intervention and I participated in a demonstration/experiment in placemaking known as Better Block …