Monthly Archives: October 2014

Rather so often in design offices, the principal designer gets his name splashed in all glory on every magazine cover and every presentation. I have seen firms started by some one ,changing their names , the moment it changes hands. When a son takes over it becomes  " & Sons" even  when there is only one, or of-course the name is abbreviated so that it becomes an acronym. Rarely do firms actively strive to ensure that the act of taking  credit , is a collective act , and not a singular one. Even when they do,the designers do take all the accolades and a huge amount of other folks often don't get talked about. I know about us; we as a firm would not survive without many people who are…
In 1993; a few years after I had just started work, with some landscape experience and really no architectural experience, a client who I had done a residential landscape asked me to visit a land he had near town. It was barren. Completely. But had two majestic mango trees on it; the rest of the large land sun scorched and bare.  He wanted to build on it a place to sit; that's all- and did not want to spend much money. I remember seeing the trees, and deciding that I had to build somehow engaging them. The branches were low , and so I finally sunk the ground around it, and built at a diagonal, between the two trees, so as to not disturb the branches. And since the ground…
Louisa Jones the wonderfully humane and generous French landscape thinker and writer  (blog : www.louisajones.fr , Facebook : Louisa Jones Gardens ) mentioned our name to the editor Sarah Gills of the magazine Garden Design Journal from UK.  This is a good thinking magazine , that carries work well and selectively.  The editor approached Darryl Moore a freelance Garden and Landscape Design writer ( http://dmooredesign.blogspot.co.uk/ , Senior Partner Moore Harrison Land Design  www.mooreharrison.com , Cityscapes Director  www.cityscapes.org.uk  )  and a very good writer at that ;  who spent many hours talking to us and did what we believe is a balanced  incisive piece; we are happy to share this with you.      
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