Object + Field embodies the practice of Cecil Howell. The studio is equal parts Design, Art, and Research. The work explores our relationship to the landscape, with the belief that our built environment is as much a series of questions as it is a physical form.


A Biography of a River
Cartographies of Time
Water as Cake
Pinehurst Farm
Summer Folly
Shape of Time
Tech Campus
Seed Dispersal
Under the Weather
To Fix a Cloud
The Lost Flora




Pinehurst Farm

A 400-acre dairy farm in upstate NY. The goal for the masterplan is to provide a framework for the long-term stewardship of the land. The plan allows for the sensitive, low-impact development of new residences and roads to allow family members to develop smaller, more cost-effective homes. A critical component is to ensure the long-term environmental health of the land by addressing current environmental issues (run-off, nutrient depletion, lake water quality) and planning for future uses.