Mt. Pisgah Studio

The site for this design studio was a south Willamette Valley butte deforested by logging and dominated by a major transmission line easement.

The studio primarily focused on cultivating site assessment skills and deriving design patterns from first impressions.

Thoughts on how qualities of terrain and vegetation affect personal and group experience of the landscape, such as the effects that exposure, enclosure, containment, concealment have on views, sounds, smells, and comfort. Difficult concepts to capture in drawings.

Role: Undergraduate Student

Course: LA 389 - Landscape Architecture Design

Setting: University of Oregon

Location: Eugene, Oregon

Year: 1979

Media: Graphite on newsprint paper