Seattle’s Open Space Strategy for Center City

With the enhancement of Seattle’s urban ecosystem as a guiding principle, this project addresses open space opportunities and connections in the downtown core. The artist participated in development of the overall conceptual framework and provided schematic designs for a pilot project called “Westlake Gardens: Urban Watershed as Urban Flow”. Using thoroughfares and gathering places as metaphoric urban streams with flows and eddies, the design applies a new typology of the street as urban watershed—demonstrating poetic and functional ways to capture, reveal, use, and reuse water. A promenade and sequence of outdoor rooms support a variety of activities.