Alga Norte Community Park
Date of Completion: 2013
Commissioning Agency: City of Carlsbad
Design Team: Wimmer Yamada and Caughey Landscape Architects, Architects Hanna Gabriel Wells, Aquatics Design Inc.
Aquatics Center Entry Panels: Stop action images of swim strokes and dive techniques are mounted on stainless steel plates that are recessed into freestanding stucco walls at the entrance to the park’s aquatics center.
Pool Towel Inlays: The colorful and ubiquitous pool towel is an appropriate theme that adds color and interest to the benches and seat walls that are sited in the therapy pool and children’s play area.
Award: 2014 Project of the Year, American Public Works Association San Diego Imperial Counties Chapter
Maple Street Pedestrian Plaza
Date of Completion: 2012
Commissioning Agency: City of Escondido, CA
Design Team: Schmidt Design Group, Kimley-Horn and Associates, Lumm-Bohne Civil Construction
Terrazzo Picnic Tables: As design team artist, I installed two picnic tables sited under the trellis at the South end of the plaza. The Future Table and bench tops feature terrazzo inlays that depict the night sky as seen from nearby Palomar Observatory. The History Table features assets related to Escondido’s past such as farm equipment, orchards and water.
Outdoor Livingroom: Arranged like furniture in a living room, two groups of sofas, end tables and coffee tables provide a comfortable setting for visitors to the plaza to relax and put their feet up.
Fountain Seat Wall: As part of the interactive water feature the colorful tile and glass seat-wall recalls the water that was brought to the area by the Escondido flume completed in 1905.
Award: 2013 Project of the Year, American Public Works Association, San Diego and Imperial Counties Chapter
Carmel Valley Community Park - Retaining Wall
Date of Completion: September 1999
Commissioning Agency: City of San Diego Park and Recreation Department
Design Team: KTU+A Landscape Architects, Platt/Whitelaw, Architects
Project Description: The community strongly identifies with the sport of ballooning and the natural environment as reflected by this concrete bas-relief echoing the area's evening ascents. The artwork enhances a retaining wall in the pool area of the park.
Award: California Park and Recreation Society, 1999 Award for Excellence for Facility Design in a Community