These drawings and paintings were done during my summers spent at Sperry Chalet, a historic hotel in the backcountry of Glacier National Park. 2014 was the centennial year of these historic backcountry buildings.
Dining Room Elevations
Hotel Building Elevations
Is there a better way to draw then with a good beer in your hand?
Sperry Shirt 2015
The design for the 2015 Sperry Crew shirt is designed to capture elements that make Sperry the wonderful place it is.
Sperry Shirt 2014
This hand drawn shirt design was made for the Sperry Chalet crew in Glacier National Park where I worked during the summer of 2014. I wanted to capture the magic of the place and its meaning to the whole crew. It depicts landmarks from the surrounding landscape, flora, and fauna that make Sperry the place it is.
Sperry and Granite Park Shirts
Commissioned shirt designs for Granite Park Chalet and Sperry Chalet in Glacier National Park. They incorporate the tyopgroaphy, buildings and tyical wildlife of the two chalets. The shirts are on sale at www.Grizzlygoat.com
Granite Park Chalet
Foreign Study drawings
These drawings were produced on my foreign study travels throughout Europe. I used two Japanese fold Moleskins which provided a lengthy canvas for drawings to flow together. A deeper understanding for the famous buildings that I studied in school was gained by spending the time studying and sketching them on site.
Schroder House, Utrecht
Utrecht City Hall
Villa Savoye, Poissy France
Erasmus Bridge, Rotterdam
Chartres Cathedral, France
Eiffel Tower, Paris
Le Centre Pompidou, Paris
Paris Opera House
Istanbul: Blue Mosque, Sultanahemt Square, Hagia Sophia
Piazza Del Campidoglio, Rome
Piazza del Campo, Sienna, Italy
The game table is designed for five interlocking game tops to stack with any on top. The game boards were designed to be simple versions utilizing the laser cutter to engrave them onto handmade cherry tops. To accompany the games I designed simple checkers, backgammon, and scrabble pieces to fit the game boards.
Chess and Checkers
Side identification icons
Bridger Bowl Ski Resort
This is a redesign for a new Bridger Bowl Ski Resort near Bozeman, Montana. The design centers around the idea of eliminating cars at the mountain and keeping the hometown feel that makes Bridger Bowl unique. One of the main goals is to get people away from daily life and refresh their spirit with a day on the mountain. There are two buildings, the drop off and waiting area at the base and the main lodge at mid-mountain. A high capacity gondola takes everyone up to the lodge. When at the lodge both beginner and expert terrain is immediately available and any amenities a skier may need while enjoying the mountain.
View of the dining room/ bar/ lounge area.
Bridger Bowl Ski Resort master plan.
Seattle Ferry Terminal
This is a redesign of the main ferry terminal on the Seattle waterfront. There are wood slats in the walls of the terminal move with the flow of people as they move through the terminal mimicking the flow of the tide. The existing pier is “folded” over to create two levels of parking on the north, one for each of the Bainbridge Island and Bremerton ferries. With all the parking on the north, the south becomes a public square that can be used for concerts, gatherings, performances and other activities creating a vibrant public space along the waterfront.
Bainbridge waiting area
East- West Section
North - South Section
This is a design for permanent low income farmworker housing residents in Toppenish, Washington. The goal of this project is to blur the boundaries between the residents and the overall community of Toppenish thus eradicating the current solid boundary between the two. To accomplish this the project combines public and private elements to create a complex place that engages the overall community. Integrated in the housing complex are public thoroughfares, artists workshops, a farmers market and retail space alongside the residential units creating a vibrant living environment.
“A structurally complex place offers a density of roles and relations.” (Kolb, Place Complexity)
22 Three bedroom units at 1200 SF
8 Two bedroom units at 1100 SF
45 Parking spots
+ Farmers market, Workshops, Day care, After school facilities, Gardens
View into semi-public courtyard space.
View from in an artist's workshop out onto the public thoroughfare.
Deliniation of Public, Semi-public, and private spaces.
Crossing the site both North/South and East/West is walking public thoroughfare. There are three clusters of housing units that create smaller semi-public communal spaces within the larger community. Each house has two levels, with the private spaces upstairs with a private balcony.
First Floor Plan
Second Floor plan
Housing Unit wall section
Workshop Wall section
Moments of Pause
This is an exploration of one's relationship to the water along the Hyalite Creek near Bozeman, Montana. At a series of points along the hike the space inbetween the trail and creek is activated in order to “eddy” people in, creating moments of pause. These activated spaces reveal a different and unique experience of that place in relation to the water.
Along Hyalite creek, from the trailhead to Hyalite Lake, this watercolor represents the space between the trail and the creek.
The intervention at Grotto Falls enables a close and personal experience to the changing state of water. During the spring and summer the intervention would flood with the rushing snow melt, during the winter it would serve as a framework for ice formations. The space provides a unique experience of viewing the creek at eye level and below while descending into the space.
At Arch Falls users are pulled off the trail with a series of emerging and cascading platforms crossing the space in-between until users are cantilevered directly over the falls.
At Canyon View users are removed from the creek by a vertical distance. The intervention brings one out horizontally above the creek at the same elevation. The vertical slats on the side remove the view of the creek shifting the focus to the sound.
This is an exploration in weaving a rigid material in a way that is reserved for flexible materials. I made three different weave pattern swatches; traditional, twill, and diamond.
This is a collection of my photography from home and across the world. The focus of my photography is on landscapes and close up shots. Landscape photography can capture the subtle beauty of a place while close up photography takes a subject out of context and abstracts it into becoming its own subject.