This new project is a renovation of a 19th century brick building is presenting the opportunity for magnificently framed views of the Hudson Highlands from Newburgh. One can imagine a new, urban, Hudson River School blossoming again from these fertile shores and magnificently situated rooms. Exciting things are happening: The Newburgh Illuminated Festival aims to […]
The Figure Ground Studio’s PDX Backyard Habitat , located in southwest hills of Portland, Oregon, was recently featured in the March-April 2016 issue of Green Builder magazine. Our very own Erin Muir, who served as Landscape Architect on this job, is quoted extensively about her design in the article, discussing the theory and practice of […]
Across from the street from our office here on Main Street in Cold Spring, NY is a new venture opening just in time for the late sunsets of Summer… Cold Spring Bike Rentals and Tours. From their website: Cold Spring Bike Rental & Tours is a unique all inclusive bike rental company providing individual bike […]
The modern, neoclassically inspired, collaboratively designed poolhouse, pool, deck, and pool landscape for residence in Narragansett, RI is nearing completion.
In anticipation of the Hudson Theater’s Centennial Celebration, we present the renovated and refurbished the original theater lights that once graced these theater walls. We are calling on anyone with memories of the Hudson Theater, the Bijou Theater, or even the Oyster Saloon that once occupied this site to share those stories, photographs, or items […]
In these dark days as we await the winter solstice and the return of the sun, we’ve lit up Main Street here in Cold Spring with a Holiday celebration of light in glass, LED and natural bouquets. Happy Holidays from all of us at The Figure Ground Studio! LED fairy lights in glass balls fall […]
URI alumni Erin Muir of The Figure Ground Studio and Nicholas Healy of the CRJA/IBI Group, on Covering Ground from Portland to Abu Dhabi: Young Practitioners Reflect on Water, Resilience and Design The lecture is on Thursday, December 10 at 7:00pm at the Coastal Institute, Weaver Auditorium 1 Greenhouse Rd, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI.