CONCEPT DESIGN PROJECTS

Werl Outlets
Al Rio
Hangzhou CBD
Kintex
NEP Japan
POLA World Cruise Center
Red Bull
SDMR Korea
Shell/ Toyota Hydrogen Station
Animation Studio
Bainbridge Las Vegas
Bainbridge Arena Theater Pre-Design
Boulevard Collection
Braemar Country Club
California History Museum
Camino Nuevo Charter Academy
Castel Guelfo
Civic Complex- Calabasas City Hall and Library
Colorful Guizhou Town
Disney's California Adventure
Disney Quest
Disney Shanghai RDE
Egyptian Museum
Fox Fullerton (NOCO)
Green Dot Masterplan
The Heart of Europe Project, The World, Dubai
Helsinki Museum of Contemporary Art Competition
Hollywood and Highland
IAAPA Booth
It's Tough To Be a Bug 3D Theatre
Jebel Ali
Jyvaskyla Museum and Concert Hall
Kukulcan Plaza
La Mezquitera
Lady Luck District Las Vegas
Lake Avenue Retail
Lake County Village Shopping Center
Lancaster Honda Dealership
Leon Guanajuato
Malta Galeria
Museum of Paleontology- Central Museum
Nipomo Town Square
Nassica Extreme Park
New York Sports Club
Oporto Center
Piraeus Mixed-Use Center
Plaza Mayor
POLA Red Car Museum
San Jose Art & Light Events Program
SJRRC Facility
Spotlight 29 Blue Bar
The Strand
TKTS Ticket Booth Times Square
Valor Academy
Vicolungo Outlets
Waterlights
West Olympic Office Tower
Westfield Gilroy
Wired 4 Art Kiosk
Zhongnan Animation City RDE

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The settlement and development of California's Great Central Valley is a unique example of the ongoing relationship between the natural landscape and the people who live in it. This project draws its inspiration from several aspects of this dynamic relationship.

Watering the Land - In the interior courtyard of the museum, water is seen running off from the top of the rough stone walls of the museum and finding its way to a symbolic valley where it produces garden areas. This watering process, and the geometry of roads and irrigation canals, is the inspiration for both the outdoor areas surrounding the museum and the building itself. The architecture of the building reflects this geometry in a dialogue between rough stone and smooth metal louvres and glass.

CALIFORNIA HISTORY MUSEUMCalifornia FRESNO, CA
CITY OF FRESNO
2001
Morris Architects, William Taylor: Director of Design