Landscape Architect, Dan Kiley
Kiley was deliberate in his use of geometry and aggressive in developing geometric order in design. To me, it was and is what design should be: visually powerful. I just always got his work; It made sense; It looked strong; It made and left an imprint on your mind. Still today I strive for this same visual ideal.
Rapper, Producer, Entrepreneur Jay-Z
He believes that the soul of the music should be heard through the” wax” of the album. This has always spoken to me. I transpose this ideal in my work. I strive to reveal the soul of your home’s exterior, to give it a depth that is unique to your life…. unique to your family… unique to your personal experiences.
Landscape Architect, Tommy Church
His use of unity, function, simplicity and scale was and is genius. He primarily worked on residential sized scaled projects and was known worldwide for his abilities and efforts. I felt empowered in graduate school knowing that someone could be as revered as he was by predominately working at the residential scale.