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Art on the Land

History at our feet

Posted: July 3rd, 2015 | Art on the Land, Columnists, Featured | No Comments

By Delle Willett | Art on the Land San Diego’s Lane Field Park, created by Denver’s urban design and landscape architecture firm Civitas, is on the former site of Lane Field baseball stadium, home to the then-Pacific Coast League San Diego Padres from 1936 – 1957 — history that played an integral role in the design.

Planning San Diego

Posted: April 3rd, 2015 | Art on the Land, Columnists, Featured | 2 Comments

By Delle Willett | Art on the Land At the end of the 1800s the city of San Diego was not like any other major U.S. city. Enormous in acreage, the streets were still unpaved. With miles of oceanfront, there were no beaches south of Point Loma.

The airport’s landscape continues to evolve

Posted: January 2nd, 2015 | Art on the Land, Columnists, Featured, News | 1 Comment

By Delle Willett | Art on the Land Continuing her award-winning landscape architecture, Patricia Trauth, principal landscape architect with URS Corp., is applying her expertise to San Diego International Airport’s development on the north side of the airfield, just south of the Marine Corps Recruit Depot and adjacent to the intersection of Pacific Highway and Sassafras […]

Landscapes for healing

Posted: November 7th, 2014 | Art on the Land, Columnists, Featured | 2 Comments

Delle Willett | Art on the Land Through evidence-based research, health care providers have come to value the restorative powers of nature. Research has shown that exposure to natural landscapes offers stress relief, enhances mood, increases concentration, and offers an improved sense of wellbeing.

The art of urban planning

Posted: September 5th, 2014 | Art on the Land, Columnists, Featured | 1 Comment

Vicki Estrada spent lots of time growing up in and around Downtown San Diego.

Hand-in-hand with her grandfather, she walked through city streets, from Sherman Heights down to the Harbor to see the tuna boats, and up to Balboa Stadium to watch the Chargers play, always enjoying the smell of baking bread wafting from the Wonder Bread factory.