October 25, 2017

A Poem by Susan P Bristol, AIA, NJ PP, USGBC  (1.19.14)


A footprint shows that we were there

A postcard says ‘wish you were here’.


The sandcastle building was there

The waves come in and wash it where?


Survey measures, land is here

Sign says, build it there

Sandy comes, land is where?


Reclaim lives, here & there

Rebuild homes, site was where?


Property lines erased and blurred

There goes here and here goes there.


False foundations hold on tight

To capsized land nowhere in sight.

Author’s Bio:

SPB Architecture LLC

Susan Pikaart Bristol      AIA, NJ R.A, LEED AP, NJ P.P.  p.o. box 814, rocky hill, nj  08553   609.924.7989



Susan Pikaart Bristol is a member of the AIA, a Registered Architect, NJ Professional Planner and LEED Certified in Green Design.  She is the principal of SPB Architecture LLC, a practice providing master planning and full architectural services, as well as vision plans and landscape design collaborations.  Her work has ranged from regional-scale planning and community design to small structures and residential projects. Susan is a native of NJ and is recognized as a resilient design professional that has contributed to Storm Sandy recovery efforts.  She has two degrees (B.S. Arch & M. Arch) from the University of Virginia in Architecture.  Design excellence and critical thinking are at the core of her professional and educational activities.

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