Archive for October, 2014

Open and Shut Case

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014


Increased Visibility

Friday, October 24th, 2014

At the Chicago AIA Distinguished Building Awards announced today, Jinao Tower by Skidmore Owings & Merrill received an Honor Award. The building had previously been recognized with several engineering awards for its innovative structural design.


Land of the Free

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Heading back into Manhattan after a few days in Cortland, NY.


Head for Science

Monday, October 20th, 2014

The expansion and renovation of the Center for the Sciences and Innovation at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas held a surprise around every corner.

The topi will see you now.


Bigger Than Breakfast

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

My erstwhile assistant Matthew always likes to start a long shoot day with a big breakfast.

And there ain’t nothin’ bigger than Texas.


Wholly Trinity

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Nestled amongst the oak trees of the verdant Trinity University campus in San Antonio, the latest phase of EYP’s Center for the Sciences and Innovation has fully opened. Adding almost double the existing building square footage in new classrooms, laboratories, offices and living spaces has created an interdisciplinary environment supporting teaching and research in Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Psychology and Computer Sciences.

Trinity University Center for the Sciences and InnovationSan Antonio, Texas

Open sight lines bring daylight directly into the laboratory spaces and put science on display to the broader campus. A broad range of sustainable features have earned the building LEED Gold status.

Trinity University Center for the Sciences and Innovation San Antonio, Texas

Trinity University Center for the Sciences and Innovation San Antonio, Texas



Friday, October 10th, 2014


After our last, drawn-out attempt to beat the hazy skies of the Yangtze River valley, it was with some trepidation that we targeted one specific day to fly in and shoot the Wuhan International Education Center for Perkins Eastman.

Miraculously, the forecast for clear weather actually came through and we could make the most of the blue skies against the terra cotta facade.

Wuhan Yangtze International School

Wuhan Yangtze International School

Two schools, A 900 student American-based curriculum school and a 300 pupil French language school are housed in separate buildings that share common spaces and sports facilities on the green field site.

Wuhan Yangtze International School


Rising to the Occasion

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

When scouting the project with the client, they thought this spot might  provide a good angle for an overall view. I however, remain on the fence about it.




Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Distant iPhone view of the Forum66 Tower in Shenyang.


Anyone for Cricket?

Saturday, October 4th, 2014

I kept seeing this restaurant as we drove past in the taxi each day. Always wanted to go back for a quiet meal…

“Waiter, waiter, there’s a fly in my soup..”

“Yes, sir.”