Project Portfolio:

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Shadow of a Face -Harriet Tubman Memorial
Harriet Tubman Park, Newark, New Jersey

Studio Cooke John

Newark, NJ.

“Shadow of a Face” is the newly installed monument to Harriet Tubman in Newark, NJ to honor her extraordinary life, and pay homage to both Tubman’s and the city’s role in facilitating the Underground Railroad. The monument, designed by artist and architect Nina Cooke John, replaces a Christopher Columbus statue in a prominent urban park, renamed Harriet Tubman Square. Ms. Cooke John’s monument portrays Harriet Tubman in two perspectives: as a larger-than-life figure rising over two stories tall, and at eye-level, where her face is approachable and earthly.  Text is cut into the curving steel learning wall that wraps around the statue giving viewers a timeline of Tubman’s life and a history of Newark’ Black Liberation movement.  Embedded into this memorial is a soundscape that provides an audio narrative by Newark's own Queen Latifah of Harriet’s life journey.  A wall is adorned with mosaics made by community members, giving them a permanent place in this memorial.

University of Washington
Plant Services Training Facility

SHKS Architects

Seattle, WA

80,000 sq/ft, Interior/Exterior Lighting

This project is an adaptive reuse of a garage and storage building converted into a multi classroom training facility.  The lighting was designed to be efficient and flexible while meeting the visual needs of the instructors and students.  Controls in each learning space provided options for multi-media presentations.

The lighting energy use was better than code by 24% and incorporated custom designed LED fixtures not commercially available at the time of specification.

IESNA–Energy & Environmental Design

Award of Merit

Ferndale Library and Meeting Space

SHKS Architects

Ferndale, WA

60,000 sq/ft Interior Lighting

This public library serves as a community resource with a separate area for public meetings.  The overhead lighting was supplemented with integrated LED shelf lighting.  Iterative modeling found the optimal design solutions that met the visual demands of a multi-purpose library space. 

The lighting energy use was 15% better than code with daylighting control of the electric lighting to respond to abundant daylight from sawtooth skylights

Honorable Mention Award

AIA/WA Civic Design Awards

National Grid -Sustainability Hub

National Grid

Worcester, MA

2,200 sq/ft 

Interactive exhibits, guided tours, and personalized education and assistance to help customers and community members understand and maximize the energy savings and program benefits available through Smart Energy Solutions and our energy efficiency programs.  Hands on demonstrations of the multiple technologies associated with the Smart Energy Solutions program, including in-home energy use displays, programmable thermostats and dynamic pricing options to illustrate for customers how real-time feedback on their electricity usage can give them greater choice, control, and convenience in regards to managing their energy use.  A community exhibit area that showcases the many efforts by local organizations that under way throughout the city.  

Renovated space built with sustainable materials and energy-efficient equipment.