Landscape Architecture & Going Green
Industry Trends and Sustainability
Plants and Play
What is a Landscape Architect?
Designing Play Environments
Designing Outdoor Classrooms
Designing for Accessibility
Designing School Gardens
Play Research & Child Development
Injury Prevention Research
Nature-based Landscapes for Play
A History of Play
The 7 Cs
Environmental, Embodied, Experiential Learning
History of Outdoor Learning
Recommended Reading & Resources
Play Elements by Grade
Play Elements by Type
Play Elements by Activity
Phase 1: What parents can do on their own
Talk to Your Principal & School Board Approval Process
Form Your Team
Set Your Goals / Define Your Constraints
Know Your School
Product: Design Scope Document
Phase 2: Working with a design professional
Working with Design Professionals
Create a Plan
Phasing and the Future
Final School Board Approval Process
Product: Final Drawing Set for Construction
Time to Build!
The Construction Process
Getting Ready to Build
Demo and Recycling
Grading and Underground Systems
Constructing Walls and Structures
Paving and Ground Surfaces
Plants, Turf, and Irrigation
Site Furnishings, Equipment & Lighting
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Post Construction Warranty Period
Paving and Ground Surfaces
Turf and Trees
Rain Gardens and Green Elements
Shrubs & Hedges
School Districts by Province
Prince Edward Island
Meet the Team
Portfolio Tags: Mounds
Blaxland Riverside Park benefits from a series of sweeping views that capture forest, field, and sky. The park design features big earthworks, a tree...
Blaxland Riverside Park
Originally developed as a park following heavy bombing in World War II, Normand Park was revamped and opened to the public in 2008. It functions as a...
Located in La Chapelle St-Luc, on the outskirts of Troyes, the “Parc des Prés de Lyon” was designed in the 1970s. When it came time to rejuvenate...
Parc des Prés de Lyon
This project’s prime objective is reinventing the streetscape as a place of play. Carve took a typical dense Amsterdam street and transformed it...
Built for the International Garden Festival at Grand-Metis, Quebec, this play area takes off the shelf products and proposes new uses for them. These...
The Sculptural Playground is located in a formerly derelict area overlooking the historic centre of Wiesbaden in Germany. The design of the playground...
During the fourteenth century, St. Mary’s Churchyard was the site of an old medieval parish church. In 1720, the main structure of this church was...
St. Mary’s Churchyard
The Surrey City Hall playscape is located on the second level terrace of the new Surrey City Hall building, and overlooks the new civic plaza. The...
Surrey City Hall Childcare