GEOGRAPHICAL DIMENSIONS OF PATENT INNOVATION
L-E-T-S specializes in Patent Innovation Studies, as they relate to Large-Scale Complex Environmental Systems. This category defining research aims to create new knowledge, and pilot projects, at the vanguard of anthropocene technology. Patent analysis is a core component of our process, allowing us to guide projects toward innovative approaches to design, or to develop foundational technologies in specific sectors. Our interest primarily focus on urban vegetation, urban water, riverine and coastal technologies, and how design can improve these systems.
TECHNOLOGIES OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND SEA LEVEL RISE
L-E-T-S tracks technological change in sectors related to sea level rise, including artificial reef restoration and subsidence reversal, etc.
FABRICATION OF ECOLOGICAL SEAWALLS
L-E-T-S has been actively following innovation in ecological seawall technology. This multiyear experimental research project engages students at UC Berkeley, and design professionals, in the process of developing fabrication techniques for the next layer of urban coastal armoring.
L-E-T-S has a record of innovative green building projects and research publication. The multifaceted “Horticultural Building Systems Lab” focuses on the relationship of plants, buildings, and urban systems. Helping clients to integrate plants into complex and large built systems using novel technologies.
HISTORICAL ANALYSIS OF ENVIRONMENTAL PATENT INNOVATION
L-E-T-S approach to site analysis involves the interpretation of a sites technological history and formation. Most, if not all, landscapes have been altered by technology. The history of these technologies provides insight into environmental change and potentially strategies for design and restoration.