June 30, 2018

Part 1: Worksite For my final course observation journal, I observed the “Arizona Farmers Market” in downtown Phoenix on a Saturday morning in the summer. This market is open every Saturday, year-round, and it is an open-air market where vendors, farmers and other businesses bring various agricultural and craft goods. I think this relates to […]

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June 18, 2018

Part 1: Worksite I visited the “Tiny Gym” in Goodyear on Friday for my daughter’s gymnastics practice. At the tiny gym, there was a single instructor, with about a dozen toddlers practicing in the space. Each child was accompanied by at least one family member, with at least two adults accompanying about half of the […]

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June 8, 2018

Part 1: Worksite I visited High Tech High schools this week on a work visit, and I was thrilled to go. This place connects very well to my PoP, as part of what I’m trying to do is to help schools in Arizona redesign themselves in a fashion that might be inspired by what happens […]

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May 30, 2018

The most obvious feature from Taliesin West that relates to the class, for me, is the use of the rocks from the surrounding desert (combined with concrete) that form the structural walls of the buildings. Wright was big into organic architecture that was contextualized by its place, and I think that speaks to me in […]

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May 30, 2018

Part 1: Worksite I visited the “Museum for Kids” on Saturday with my wife and daughter. As I was trying to connect how this glorified (and I mean it in every sense of the word – it’s amazing!) play place would line up with my problem of practice, it became obvious to me that this […]

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May 23, 2018

Week 1: Palomar Part 1: Worksite I visited Kyrene del “Palomar” this week, to shadow a student as part of my Design Initiatives team’s work with the Kyrene School District. For my time there, I followed a 7th grade student, we’ll call him Sam, and essentially participated in life as a 7th grader for the […]

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November 28, 2017

I’ve been sitting on this site for a year, not quite knowing what to do with it. Or with myself, really. So I made a few small changes. I moved across the country, left a job I loved, took on a new job I love, started a business, sold a house, bought a car, said […]

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