Squalls of Fall

November morning over Bodega Bay The first squalls of fall spiral ashore in waves from the open ocean, lending drama to the sky and purpose to our stores of dry wood and kindling. The whales have begun their migration past Bodega Head. American Coot bob in tight clusters like black shadows in the surf while […]

Fluke Opening Ceremony in Santa Cruz

Fluke presides over the crowd at the new Monterey Bay Exploration Center. Yesterday evening’s opening ceremony honoring our Fluke project at the new Monterey Bay Exploration Center in Santa Cruz was proof positive to Ene and me that this has been our most rewarding public project to date. It has been privilege enough to realize […]

Fluke Unveiled

We designed the hardscape to complement Fluke, our bronze whale tail sculpture. Though the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center has yet to officially open in Santa Cruz, the City has unveiled our Fluke sculpture to satisfy public curiosity. It’s been great fun to see images of people interacting with it, coming up from […]

Maritime Micropolis

The Berkeley Marina is a seasonal, maritime micropolis. Spending more and more time at the Berkeley Marina on board Suddenly has me thinking about the role ports and harbors have played in the development of a city’s character. With the salmon season in swing and the sailing season gearing up, the marina has been abuzz […]