the artistic possibilities
of designing with nature

Upcoming events

March 21, 2020 from 12:00 am
The Foundation, like many non-profits will have a delayed schedule for visitors, which will depend on the duration of this pandemic. The gardens will be open after May 15th to individual visits with six foot distancing, in groups of no more than 4, unless otherwise stated on this website. We wish all well.
Design and construct the man-made environment to be in harmony with the natural environment.

Designing and constructing the man-made environment to be in harmony with the natural environment is not only a technological pursuit, but, more importantly, an aesthetic opportunity. Our greater understanding of this synchronous interconnection should impact the way buildings and landscapes look in the future. Education at present ignores this potential in favor of retrospective styling. The Foundation seeks to correct this focus. The means to accomplish this mission are:

  1. To create an interactive web presence for the exchange of ideas on this subject.
  2. To establish a physical institution for the periodic gathering of interested parties to explore ideas, to create specific design projects, and to construct exemplary objects; and to maintain this property and any constructs for the edification of the general public.
  3. To fund, design, and construct innovative environment interventions, and to encourage other individuals and institutions to do likewise.
  4. To provide a resource center for anyone pursuing research related to the mission.
  5. To hold educational design and concept formation sessions targeted to specific groups in the design professions, the visual arts, and the general public.