It's the first official day of spring and things are definitely heating up in my studio. We have lots of really exciting residential projects going on as well as a few other types. One project that I'm super excited about is a stream side and habitat restoration project. It's very, very early in the process, so I can't even say 100% that we will be able to do it. But I'm excited none-the-less. The project entails restoring a piece of land on the border of South Orange and Maplewood, NJ. I did a video about the project, and you can watch it through the break below, or going to my company's Youtube page.
If you watched my recent video about the Rain Park, you know that I’m a big fan of cutting back perennials and grasses in the spring instead of the fall. There’re lots of ecological and aesthetic reasons for that. I’d recommend the Rain Park videos if you are interested to get more details. Or you can read this blog – because I’m taking a bit of a deeper dive on why spring cleanups are better for the environment and your sense of wellbeing. Get the facts after the break.
Just about every designer, architect, builder or creative I've ever known wants to make a difference. I'm no different. One of the reasons design and construction is so interesting to me is how it can positively impact other people and nature. To do my part, I'm always getting involved with projects that can foster communities around a love for the natural world. One of the projects I'm the proudest of is the Rain Park. If you don't know about the Rain Park, I've got info about it on the Project page of this website and I"ll add a few links in this blog. We designed and built the Rain Park about 2 years ago. My kids love going to it, and I've had tons of other people tell me how much they love it too. It's incredible during every season. I've had the chance to go to it this winter, and I made a couple of videos about it. The videos are on the chambersdesign Youtube page, but if you follow the link, you can watch them here too.
The goal is to make this blog a resource for helpful tips and sustainable ideas. I create original content that shows projects in progress and the behind-the-scenes of installation. And, I try to have as much fun as I can doing it.