The Malone Engineering Center & Public Trail at Yale University (LEED Gold)
New Haven, CT

The project is a delicate integration of a new academic building along a public linear park. The landscape reconciles and knits both uses as one through a re-imagined New England forest, visible storm water management techniques and shared pathways.

The Endangered Species Incubator Garden is based on principles of corridor ecology which concentrate symbiotic relationships among plants and wildlife. The garden facing the building as a living “stage set,” highly visible and protected, acts as an incubator for cultivating and reintroducing species which are currently threatened or endangered.

My role was landscape architect and project manager, at Balmori Associates, responsible for all design, LEED and sustainability goals, coordination with the project team, and completion of all drawings from initial concepts through final construction documents, assisted by one or two junior staff members for graphic and drafting support.
Fitness and Wellness Center at Kean University
Union, NJ

Fitness and wellness encompass ideas of motion and stillness. In sport, the most fundamental units of motion and stillness are a ball and netting or other vertical barrier to contain or arrest the ball. I imagined taking large spheres, throwing them at the building, and then tracing their vectors in the ground plane. The resting sphere and massive mesh trellises express stillness; the vectors, spent kinetic energy.

Layers of High Performance Design:
1. The movement of water is treated as a dramatic event: the roof drains through a scupper into a large basin which slowly drains into on-site infiltration areas.

2. Turf is limited to a small playing field with native plant communities at the perimeter.

3. The grid of the sub-terranean geo-thermal system, is marked above ground with small squares - rubber safety tiles in the playing field, seating cubes at the perim- eter, and coarse, rough-hewn local stone at the far edges.

I was the HOK landscape architect responsible for all site design concepts. I created all sketches, models and images to convey the ideas and coordinated site work with the architectural and engineering teams.
Center for Global Conservation
(LEED Gold)

The Center for Global Conservation is the Wildlife Conservation Society’s headquarters for international programs, providing space for administrative efforts and scientific research within the Bronx Zoo. The design respects the natural features of the site and rehabilitates its hydrology through a series of staged landscapes from an upland forest to a wet meadow and dry meadow
green roof.

Project completed while employed at HMW/SA
Barnard Environmental Studies Magnet School (LEED Gold)
New Haven, CT

The Barnard Environmental Studies Magnet School (PreK-8) envi- ronmental pedagogical mission of the school and its proximity to a marsh gave rise to a central theme in the landscape design: the life and movement of water. The landscape concepts included visibly mapping the site’s hydrological cycle through the building, grounds and the marsh through filtration gardens, a “wildlife corridor” con- necting bridge and iconic cisterns.

The entire site is a living outdoor laboratory for lessons in ecol- ogy which begin the moment a student arrives through a rich habitat growing in the school’s central courtyard.

In this LEED Gold project, every part of the site erases the bound- aries between interior and exterior ideas of nature.