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March 9, 2016, by Ed Melvin

The Meaning and Purpose of Scale

As a landscape architect, I’m constantly considering scale. There’s physical scale – demonstrated through size and surroundings. There’s comfort scale and emotional scale, which both define how attitudes and feelings are regularly impacted. There’s also scales of complexity and challenge, where mental, physical and social discovery can occur in an unknown setting. The interesting thing […]

July 7, 2015, by Ed Melvin

My Passion: The Value of Outdoor Learning

To be honest, I didn’t even know landscape architecture existed before I went to college. My favorite place has always been the forest and my pastime drawing, so when I discovered I’d be able to spend my career combining the two and contribute to the built environment in a positive way, I knew I must […]

August 27, 2013, by Ed Melvin

Seeing: The Ottoman Waits

I began to photograph things while I was still in elementary school.  I do not remember the first type of camera nor why my family agreed it was a good idea.  As I read about photography, I found that the recommendations were same as art teachers would say.  “draw what you see’.  So I began […]

March 19, 2013, by Ed Melvin

In A Spare Moment

Recently I participated in my first ever employee review as I have for much of my career worked alone.  In joining SHP back in September of last year, I gave myself a couple important tasks to do.  One of these was to allow myself to be known as a person and a resource within the […]