One of the major landmarks of the site is the military runway remenant system.
An early diagram illustrating how the future Botanic Garden might work.
Diagram illustrating how large parks work and how the public utilizes these parks.
Military mural painted by enlisted artists inside on the many unused buildings on base.
Fuel sign covered with weeds adjacent to one of the runways.
The flight tower at sunset.

Orange County Great Park Planning

Irvine, California

Participated on a collaborative team with landscape architect Ken Smith, artist Mary Miss, architect Enrique Norten, landscape architect Mia Lehrer, and urban ecologist Steven Handel, winning an International Design competition for the $1.1 billion Orange County Great Park, a 1,300-acre urban park on the decommissioned El Toro Marine Air Station in Irvine, California. A large portion of our work was to analyze and study worldwide urban parks and botanical gardens in an effort to understand how visitors utilize park and recreational space. This information then became the basis for formulating design concepts and strategies for the various park components.