Interpretive

Interpreting “Heritage”

Interpreting “Heritage”

I just read a fascinating paper entitled A Colonialist Celebration of National <Heritage>: Verbal, Visual, and Landscape Ideographs at Homestead National Monument of America by Joshua Ewalt.  It was fascinating to me because it interpreted, among other things, meanings associated with the Heritage Center at the Homestead National Monument of America, which we designed for the National Park Service to commemorate the Homestead Act of 1862. The premise of the paper—as I understand it—is that the use of the Ideograph (a word associated with a virtue frequently used in political discourse that uses...

Practice

Reflecting on 25 Years of Practice

Reflecting on 25 Years of Practice

Over the last twenty-five years, we’ve seen the way in which we work dramatically change. In 1990 when GWWO was first incorporated, the internet wasn’t available to the general public, in order to take a…

People

Silver Thoughts

Silver Thoughts

I’ve been thinking a lot about silver lately. Not LEED certification or the precious metal.  And not because silver is the color of my hair, although it does represent the passage of time and that,…

  • People

    Baltimore’s Best Holiday Attractions

    Baltimore’s Best Holiday Attractions

    The green and red Stieff Silver lights are lit above our office, shining brightly in the Baltimore sky and giving notice that the holiday season has officially begun.  It’s that time of year again where…

    • Other

      New Carrollton Library Renovation Design

      New Carrollton Library Renovation Design

      The renovation design for the New Carrollton Library Branch called for an aesthetically inviting, yet functional modern library to restore the facility to its former prestige.  To meet the present-day needs of the community, enhance…