In addition to (or shall I say augmenting) the launch this year of my new firm, I’ve also begun what shapes up to be a long process of obtaining my Doctorate – specifically a Ph.D in Urban Studies from Portland State University – and their Nohad A. Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning. I hope to blend the concepts of theory and practice into the conceptual framework of landscape architecture and urbanism – topics near and dear to my heart. Well into week two of classes, and it’s been a great addition to my ruminations on L+U – as well as stretching me into some territory that was previously unknown. Good stuff.
My additional goal is to continue with a vibrant practice along with furthering my education – embedding each within the other. I don’t expect any major structural changes to the blog, but it will represent a different level of brain activity – particularly diverging from my somewhat organic ramblings to a more focused type of intellectual rigor. Or maybe this will be my escape from the countless papers and readings… who knows. As with everything, change is the only thing we can count on.