Design Samples

Tree to Tree

Enjoy a glimpse into the singular experience of designing and building a fully accessible 450-foot walkway five stories into the treetops. The design incorporates education, play, perceived risk, architecture, green building strategies, and nature into an exhibit in the sky. The award-winning exhibit, designed by Metcalfe Architecture & Design of Philadelphia, has dramatically increased visitor numbers and membership at the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, a 92-acre pleasure garden that is the official Arboretum of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

The tree canopy walk, designed by Metcalfe Architecture & Design for the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, won the 2010 AIA Philadelphia Awards for Design Excellence Gold Medal and the American Association of Museums 2010 Excellence in Exhibition Design Award.

Tree to Tree was designed by Dede Cummings and printed at Springfield Printing Company in Vermont on recycled paper made from pulp that comes from post-consumer waste and not from Trees. Here is the full book on our Issuu page—thanks for you interest and feel free to share!

 

Arctic Visions: Encounters at the Top of the World

ArcticBookCoverwebStephen Gorman’s work focuses on understanding the connections between nature and humanity: how we depend on the ecosystems around us to sustain our material and spiritual lives, how we modify the landscapes in which we live and work, and how our ideas of nature shape our relationships with the world around us.

Stephen holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental Studies from Yale University, where he focused on the human dimensions of natural resource management; and a Bachelor’s Degree in American Studies from Wesleyan University, where he focused on American environmental history and the history of the North American Frontier.

Arctic Visions: Encounters at the Top of the World, which was commissioned by the Inuit of Nunavik and which won the 2011 Benjamin Franklin Award.

Here is a link to Art of the Wild, another one of Dede’s designs that showcases the work of this amazing photographer. This link will take you to our design portfolio on issuu.com—a unique way to “turn the pages” of our work!

 


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