How could one design for a site seen only in photographs taken by someone else? Impossible. Site analysis, at a large scale and recorded through detached rational mappings, has given way to site readings and interpretations drawn from first-hand experience and from a specific site’s social and ecological histories. These site-readings form a strong conceptual beginning for a design response, and are registered in memorable drawings and mappings conveying a site’s physical properties, operations, and sensual impressions.

Elizabeth K. Meyer, Site Citations: The Grounds of Modern Landscape Architecture (2005)



Julie Bargmann + D.I.R.T., Vintondale Reclaimation Park (1995-2004)


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