Projects

Academic & Healthcare
180 Wells AvenueAthletic & Recreation CenterBienen School of Music, Northwestern UniversityBridgewater State UniversityBroad Art Museum at Michigan State UniversityBrown University & Ship Street SquareCenter D’Art Diane DufresneCIGI Campus at University of WaterlooCleveland ClinicCleveland Clinic parking lotCleveland State University Center for Innovation in Medical ProfessionalsCollege Campus in Amherst MACornell Community Center & LibraryDaemen CollegeGoldring Student CenterHarrison Medical BuildingHawthorn School Science CourtyardHillfield Strathallan College CourtyardHudson Valley Office ComplexHutchinson Metro CentreLoyola University St. Ignatius Community PlazaLoyola University West QuadMaria Fareri Children’s HospitalMcMaster University StreetMichigan State University, College of Human Medicine, Grand Rapids Research CenterMichigan UniversityMiss Porter’s School – Admissions BuildingMohawk CollegeNew England TechNorth Central College – Sesquicentennial WalkwayNorth Gateway Plaza, University of Toronto Mississauga CampusNortheastern Illinois UniversityOrchard Park Athletic FieldOrozco AcademyPalos Community HospitalPittsburgh Theological SeminaryPlymouth District LibraryRobert J. Richardson Middle SchoolRowan College at Burlington CountyRoxbury Latin SchoolRutgers School of BusinessStonehill CollegeSUNY Cortland Tennis CourtsThe Museum of Science & IndustryThe Yard, Rutgers UniversityTinkham Veale University Centre, Case Western Reserve UniversityTriton College StadiumUniversity of Chicago – 58th Street WestUniversity of Chicago North Science QuadUniversity of ConnecticutUniversity of Illinois at Chicago PavilionUniversity of MassachusettsUniversity of MichiganUniversity of Toronto – Mississauga CampusUniversity of WisconsinUptown Alleyway & MOCAWaterloo CourthouseWaubonsee Community College

Hawthorn School Science Courtyard

Hawthorn School Science Courtyard

3D Design Studio

Vernon Hills, Illinois

The Science Courtyard project started as a request to simply connect two doors separated by a newly created outdoor courtyard and add some landscaping. 3D Design Studio recommended an outdoor classroom and many ideas blossomed from there. The central feature of the courtyard is a circular classroom. Whereby a model of the solar system was used as the precedent for the core design idea. The classroom (38’ in diameter) represents the diameter of the sun and the adjacent planets are constructed in scale with it. A local artist used Hubble Telescope Photos to accurately paint each planet.

Within the circular paver plaza, a flagpole casts a shadow, allowing us to create a sundial. In the center, a decorative compass rosette points to north, south, east and west. The primary walk connecting the two doors became a timeline. The distance between the doors required 334 – 6” bricks. If each brick represented 15 million years, a timeline of the current estimated age of Earth ~ 5 Billion Years, was in place! The rise of single cell organisms occurs about half way through and the timeline ends with the entire existence of mankind, a mere ¾” wide strip!

The paved walkways surrounding the outdoor classroom encompass the Illinois State Trail, which features all the state symbols- bird, fish, tree, mineral, native plants, even the state fossil. The state trail helps children identify all these features with accurate representation either through high resolution photographs or the actual state symbol.