This project included improvements for Bowmont Natural Environment Park in Calgary, AB, a 164 hectare natural area, including entries, viewpoints, wayfinding markers and signage, fences and railings, and parking lots. I was the lead designer responsible for site inventory and evaluation, background research, site and component design, and drawing production.
The "Twin Bridges" truss inspired the use of corten steel and industrial i-beam
Existing post and rail elements inspired component design
Working with City of Calgary Parks, Natural Areas, and Stakeholders, I developed a palette of design elements to be repeated throughout the 150 acres of the park, honoring the natural environment, agricultural, and settlement histories. Fescue grass, post and rail fencing, and bridge truss are all reflected in the design elements.

Heavy pedestrian traffic areas at gateways and desire lines along the eroding escarpment inspired the elevated decks, accentuating the overlook experience that people were naturally seeking, while creating a defined path of travel that helps minimize pedestrian impact in sensitive areas.