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Design in the Wild

June 6, 2016
Taking design to new heights.

We often find that the strongest inspiration comes from those things that are closest to our hearts. The crew at DA+ welcomed the start of summer this past holiday weekend by seeking inspiration in a myriad of ways out in our “natural habitats”. From the classic roadtrip to a family beach vacation to a sailing trip, some of us were enjoying the built and unbuilt environments around the beautiful PacNW.

Appreciating the vernacular architecture of rural Oregon.

Appreciating the vernacular architecture of rural Oregon.

Exploring the basic principles of dam engineering.

Exploring the basic principles of dam engineering.

Navigating for a different perspective.

Navigating for a different perspective.

Admiring how wildflowers find a toehold in the desert.

Admiring how wildflowers find a toehold in the desert.

Others invested the time in favorite hobbies and activities, like open-water swimming in the Sound, building a new bike, trail running with a four-legged friend or working on a personal architectural project (because some of us don’t get enough of it during the work week!). Maybe ideas from these pursuits will find their way into a design project near you- stay tuned!

Traversing on a different plane (and throwing rocks).

Traversing on a different plane (and throwing rocks).

Reinventing the wheels.

Reinventing the wheels.

Enjoying camaraderie on the trail.

Enjoying camaraderie on the trail.

Building experience.

Building experience.