William Morrish

Planning to Stay:

Cover to the second edition of a popular
neighborhood urban design guide for
local communities. It is in second run of
4000 copies. The book is used in design,
planning, and community education
programs across the country and abroad.


THINK Matrix:

I am a member of the group called THINK. We are one of six design teams to be
selected from a pool of over 400 applicants to compete in an international design competition for generating ideas for the rebuilding of the World Trade Center in
New York City. The competition is a six week exercise to be completed by
December 4th.I play a key role in developing a design strategy for directing the
design options and development criteria. This diagram is an early phase work

Sketch WTC Museum:

This is an early conceptual sketch for a memorial museum.
Each of the team members began the charrette by developing
a concept for a memorial and a design for a tower.

Infra/Cove/Three layers:

This drawing represents an expansive
body of research and creative practice
that has been evolving for the last 15
years concerning the translation of
public works infrastructure into a
cultural system. This work will be
summarized in a forthcoming publication called, "The Infrastructure of the
New Social Covenant", to be published
in the Fall 2003, William Stout
Publications, San Francisco, CA.

This material will be the
subject of a lecture course the
Spring, 2003.


For the last six years, I have lead an
interdisciplinary group in the
exploration of design and policy
strategies of renovating the acres of existing world war II small contractor
cape homes and gardens to meet economic, social and ecological
demands of the potential new
resident families. This project is
called "Green By Addition".

Research: The following material
will be the subject of an inter-
disciplinary design studio,
Spring 2003

GBA/Cape Matrix:

Working with local contractors, residents
and designers we have develop this
matrix and related material to help us assess existing housing stock as to their potential for renovation. These tools have been used by planners and residents to predict the potential value and capacity
for existing neighborhoods
to adapt to changing residential market.

Compact House:

We have developed a number of design and communication tools
to assist residents, civic leaders
and private sector builders to
define the new criteria for this
new compact home. This example
was produced in collaboration
with Conway+Schulte Architects
in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This
work has links to ongoing
research with such organizations
as the Urban Land Institute in Washington D.C.
and the
Brookings Institute.

GBA/ Cape Matrix:

Connected to this work outlined above
is a major policy and design assessment
of the future of first ring suburbs mid the
expanding metropolitan regions. I call
this work, Re-Framing the 1945-65 Suburb,
"Learning to Urbanize Aging Suburban
This work will be featured authored by the
former mayor of Indianapolis, Indiana,
William Hudnut,. The book is to be in r
eleased in the late spring of 2003.