Narragansett Pool House, Pool, and Landscape Nearing Completion

Posted on May 4, 2016

The modern, neoclassically inspired, collaboratively designed poolhouse, pool, deck, and pool landscape for residence in Narragansett, RI is nearing completion.

URI Landscape Architecture Lecture: Erin Muir

Posted on Dec 3, 2015

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.

Soak it Up: Understanding Stormwater, Rain Gardens and Lawn Care

Posted on Jun 25, 2015

Erin will be speaking to the Salt Pond Coalition in Rhode Island on Thursday, June 25, 7PM at Kettle Pond Visitors Center in Charlestown, RI. She will discuss how your yard directly impacts your watershed. She will describe the link between stormwater that falls on your property and the waters of Rhode Island. Erin will explain […]

Accessory Dwelling Unit Progress

Posted on Feb 12, 2015
Accessory Dwelling Unit Progress

The Wakefield Accessory Dwelling Unit and Garage is well underway this winter, despite the snow. Underslab insulation in installed, slab with radiant floor is poured, structure for cantilever deck is built, and walls prepared for spray-foam insulation.   This will be a small accessory dwelling unit in the heart of Wakefield, RI… walking distance to town and adjascent to South […]

Walkable Warren

Posted on Feb 11, 2015
Walkable Warren

The Figure Ground Studio took advantage of this snowy February slowdown to retreat to Warren, RI, (the smallest town in the smallest county in the smallest state) where we were largely snowed in in what turns out is one of the most walkable communities in Rhode Island. The commitment to walking in Warren was made […]

In the News: Off the Grid

Posted on Nov 11, 2014
In the News: Off the Grid

Timm believes the more practical approach to lessening the climate impacts of fossil fuels involves changes in development policy and patterns, more efficient heating and cooling technologies, and increased education about and awareness of the benefits of renewable energy. “It’s about reducing our energy demand,” he said. “We can reduce this demand with better insulating, […]