Musings.

A collection of articles, awards, notes and stories.

Musings

From Autumn to Winter…

As we pass from autumn to winter, the landscape rests. It is a peaceful time of waiting and preparation. It is a time to reflect on the past year and look ahead to the next. This winter is like no other in our lifetimes. After nine months of trying to avoid a virus by living outdoors, we once again retreat…
CHLA
January 8, 2021
Musings

Living in the COVID World

As landscape architects, we often find ourselves meeting people where they are in life. We engage with a client at a precise moment in time, for better or for worse, unknowing of the challenges or triumphs that have beset each of us. This past year, we found the art of listening to be more valuable than the gift of gab.…
CHLA
January 5, 2021
Musings

Environmental Stewardship at South Annapolis Yacht Centre

Margins are the nexus of activity and life in any ecosystem. At the margins of fields, forests, and waterways, a disproportionate amount of life and activity occurs. At the South Annapolis Yacht Centre on Spa Creek, this buzz of life has historically been related to human interaction with the water, including a symphony of boats, docks, bulkheads, and avid boaters…
Kevin Campion
December 4, 2020
Musings

Castlebrook

This project was a true collaboration with the land, the architecture, and artist who always had the vision. CHLA was fortunate to be a part of this project from the beginning. Owner, Teresa Fishbeck, is an artist and was very involved in this project, both indoors and outdoors. There is not a detail of this garden that escaped her attention.…
Bob Hruby
October 22, 2020
Articles

Outside Homes: An Artist’s Eye, A Castle’s Brook

One of Teresa Fishbeck’s 16” x 20” oil paintings on canvas, “Almost Home,” depicts a woman in a long white, flowing dress cinched at the waist, carrying flowers in one hand while whisking across a stone-paved bridge at sunset to a castle-like abode... Read More at Washington Life
CHLA
October 19, 2020
Articles

Slate House Featured in Dwell

When Marlene and E. Dale Adkins’s home of 22 years, a 1960s ranch house in Greenspring Valley, Maryland, was lost in a fire in 2013, the couple vowed to rebuild. Read on: https://www.dwell.com/article/baltimore-owings-mills-maryland-residential-architect-ziger-snead-burnt-wood-siding-corten-steel-shou-sugi-ban-fe0d5d78/cover
CHLA
August 5, 2019
Articles

CHLA Featured in Annapolis Home Magazine

This landscape by Campion Hruby Landscape Architects was part of the renovation of a mid-century modern house by KUBE Architecture. Campion Hruby designed the fountain to add more drama to the already strong modernist connections with the garden. The water provides a visual connection outside, and the stepping stone path is a bridge to the garden. Read more: http://www.annapolishomemag.com/untroubled-waters/
CHLA
July 5, 2019
Articles

Reflections on a Plot of Land – Annapolis Home Magazine

In my last article, we discussed ways to pause and admire the nature that surrounds our homes. I have to admit that it really didn’t happen for me until very recently, after the rains and clouds gave way to a normal summer day on the Chesapeake Bay. With heat, humidity, reflecting sun, and the sounds of cicadas buzzing. I hit…
CHLA
July 5, 2018
Articles

Sunset Transformation – Annapolis Home Magazine

Architect Scarlett Breeding of Alt Breeding Associates and Raymond Gauthier of Lynbrook of Annapolis have professions that demand visual perfection. However, the success of each project depends on what is invisible: details. It is not an understatement to say that Breeding and Gauthier are obsessed with them. Read on.. .http://www.annapolishomemag.com/sunset-transformation-on-harness-creek/
CHLA
July 5, 2018
Articles

Harvesting the Edges of the Chesapeake Bay

The Chesapeake Bay is one of the most dynamic waterways in the world. It contains 11,684 miles of shoreline, more than the entire U.S. West Coast combined. Due to its location, shape and shallow depth, it contains a staggering diversity of organisms and a vastly intertwined web of life. It has drawn humans to its edges for food, water and…
Kevin Campion
May 15, 2017