Wednesday, December 16, 2015

EVD is excited to announce:

EcoVidal Design & Dance

President Carmen Vidal-Hallett,  after years as an architect and a dancer performing locally and internationally since a very early age, has decided to combine her passions about architecture and dance under EcoVidal Design & Dance. Follow us to find out more and  to learn   about  future performances during 2016.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

During the month of July 2015, Carmen Vidal-Hallett participated on the  Univision program about  Grant Park in Spanish. Univision highlighted the history, architecture and urbanism of the park. See the program on the  following links:

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Loyola Water | Orchard | Mediation Garden

On February 21st, 2015  EcoVidalDesign, Inc. Principal, Carmen Vidal-Hallett participated on a design competition together with 9 undergraduate Loyola students. The team  designed a proposed  Water | Orchard | Meditation garden for the historic  lakefront  mansion  designed by architect George Maher  in 1916 and located on Loyola campus at 6330 North Sheridan. The design was inspired by the Maher's floral-theme details around and inside the mansion and the meditation area follows the proportions of nature's golden spiral found in shell animals.
The  proposed rain garden will collect the rain water from the house downspouts forming a delightful  perennial bird habitat including a bird "hotel" (miniature of the Maher house). The orchard and berries-garden will feed and please visitors and birds. A mural,  proposed to be designed by Loyola students, will be a pleasant background under the shade of the fruit trees creating several "outdoor rooms".  The permeable paths and plaza will provide gathering space and a promenade directing people to the meditation and lake overlook areas.
We are now waiting for the  competition results. We are competing with 6 other  teams with very good designers and Loyola students. See below our design concept and the students imagining the garden and putting into a plan during the design charrette. The floral plaza theme was designed by Emilia Vidal-Hallett and the 3D rendering by Gabriel Vidal-Hallett. Enjoy it!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Happy 2015 from EcoVidalDesign, Inc.

Dear friends of EcoVidalDesign, Inc.: We wish you all a very happy and productive 2015! During the last year we have been able to experiment several new ideas and projects. We are excited to share some of our company's high lights for 2014 including:
1) Working for the Chicago Park District  on more than 25 playground renovations  (mainly on the south side of Chicago) in  collaboration with Urban Works architecture,
2) The creation of the Sustainable Development Program for High School students with After School Matters  empowering  and teaching teens to demand green urban development in their homes and communities.
3) Several EVD public presentations of sustainable practices including the Americas' Latino  EcoFestival in Bolder Colorado and the Partners of the Americas 50th Anniversary in Florianopolis, Parana, Brazil. 

We are ready to continue  to make peoples' visions in to green realities and to empowering communities to save the world!