Thursday, July 28, 2011

Summer Visit

It's always a nice afternoon at the Griffis Sculpture Park.  We spent some time hanging out at the site and adding a few screws here and there.  Overall, the projects are holding up remarkably well and weathering nicely after a rainy May and a hot and dry July. 
Here's the view of the Wall from the field, with green grass and leaved trees: 

A few more shots: 

Thursday, June 2, 2011

TLW Accepted into the BTES Conference 2011

Professors Shadi Nazarian, Chris Romano, and Nick Bruscia will be presenting the project as part of the Building Technology Educators' Society Conference 2011, themed "Convergence + Confluence"  on August 5, 2011.  
TLW will be presented in the Environmental Design category.
The conference this year is hosted by Ryerson University (Toronto, ON) and sponsored by both Ryerson and the University of Waterloo.  Conference website:

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Final Review / Opening

Yesterday, The Living Wall 2011 was opened to the public following a final review and exhibition of the projects.  The students were invited to relax, hang out at the park, and stay overnight in their projects.  Congratulations to them all for an amazing semester and job well done!

Many thanks to our guest critics, who remained cheerful and constructive throughout the long day in the rainy weather:
James Brucz - Pratt Institute, School of Architecture
Craig Huffman - Florida A&M, School of Architecture
Maciej Kaczynski - University of Michigan, Taubman College of Architecture
Steve Mankouche - University of Michigan, Taubman College of Architecture
Alexander Maymind - Cornell University, Department of Architecture
Abigail Murray

A few shots from the review:

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

On-Site Assembly

It's been a wet, muddy, but productive and fun few days on site. The weather is slowing us down a bit, but we'll be finished for the opening!

Monday, April 25, 2011


The projects were done on time, packaged within the limits of their original volume of 6'x8'x8', and loaded safely onto the trucks before 7:30am.  On-site installation to soon follow ...

Monday, April 11, 2011

Meanwhile at the site ...

It's still April after all  :)

Measure. Mark. Dig. Level. Check. Dig. Level. Double Check. Repeat (or dig again)

Sunday, April 10, 2011

We've been busy fabricating ...

... and digging in the foundations and preparing for shipping.  We transport the finished projects tomorrow, and begin the on-site assembly.  More updates to follow in upcoming week.

Until then, have a look at the Flickr page for some work in progress fabrication shots:
go to: Flickr Archive