Design Process (2)

So I’m thinking about steps and people, people and steps . . . . . .

section drawing, people drawing

[ Like I said, people and steps. ]


  • Where does the landing(s) g0?
  • Where does the plaza go?
  • Where do the seat walls go? At which levels?
  • Tree’s? Shrubs? Trees and shrubs?
  • Brick? Block? Brick and Stone?

Nothing better than people and steps, steps and people . . .

By Rick Anderson

The Whispering Crane Institute was originally formed to act as the umbrella organization for the Philosophy of Design Symposium, and other seminars and workshops given by Rick Anderson and Richard L. Dube’. In the year 2000 WCI became a sole proprietorship owned by Rick Anderson. Today the WCI provides design and consultation services for Landscape Contractors, acts as a Green Industry think tank, and provides training for others in the form of workshops, seminars, and individual consulting. The WCI also provides written material, opinions, case-studies and how-to articles for industry trade magazines.

1 comment

  1. Oh the luxury of slope; for without it there would be no steps, only people. Or if steps, where would be the destination.

    One more question: Where and how to put a pergola on the steps for the enjoyment by the people? Or a pergola with wings spread over the landings.

    I like your concepts Rick.

    They’ve asked for a design w/pergola but have not indicated that the money exist for that much structure-we will see, am working on this project this week(4/7-10)

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