“The ‘garden’ is an elegant, sculptural form that occupies the footprint of a typical parking space. Within that car-sized rectangle, a slim slot houses a retro looking bike – an effective visual reminder of how much room is devoted to parking in modern American cities. The garden uses plant materials and construction techniques found in green roof and bio filtration systems, offering a poetic avenue for pondering the connection between paved surface run-off and water quality.” From the 4culture blog by TINA4CULTURE, May 2011

Shaggie Industrial Design Award 2011 Design For Change, Honorable Mention

Lively engagement results in extraordinary places.

SHKS Architects finds elegance in necessity, elevating the core principles of each unique site and building project to reflect our clients' aspirations.

Through collaboration, care, craft, and discovery, we reveal architecture's inherent optimism, contributing to our local community and to the global stewardship of natural and built environments.