Natural Play Yards & Outdoor Classrooms
Schoolyards & Education
Dexter and Southfield Schools Nature Based School Yard
The Dexter and Southfield Schools are located in close proximity to Olmsted’s Emerald Necklace in the...
Metro @ Wilmington – Smart Growth Housing Development
This smart-growth development is located on a former sugar processing plant site in North Wilmington. After...
Acton Residence – Nature Exposed
Set at the end of a long access drive, this private residence had become overwhelmed (and the front door...
MBTA Arborway Bus Facility Improvements
Construction Document Phase
This project encompasses the renovation of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) headquarters into a working bus...
Bird’s-eye view of green campus. Courtesy of Elton+Hampton
SPARK Center Natural Playground
The SPARK Center, a program of Boston Medical Center, provides services and day care for at-risk children. The design team...
Beacon Hill Nursery School Outdoor Learning Space
The staff and parents of the Beacon Hill Nursery School embraced the idea of providing the...
West Concord, MA
This former light industrial site is located close to the West Concord Village district and within walking distance to the MBTA...
Lincoln Lab Children’s Center
This renovation changed the focus of this daycare yard from physical play on standard play structures to an educational...
La Costa Private Residence
La Costa, CA
With strict community regulations regarding water use and fire protection setbacks, the landscape design artfully combines the owner’s goals...
Lee Outdoor Classroom
With a $25,000 grant earmarked for an outdoor classroom and the help of numerous volunteers, a once neglected area of the...
Dorchester Park Playground & Courts
This project includes the renovation of two specific areas within the naturalistic Dorcesher Park setting—the children’s play area and...
Edward Everett Schoolyard
As one of the Boston Schoolyard Initiative sites, the guiding principal of the play yard renovation was to create an outdoor...
This neighborhood park in Roxbury was renovated in tandem with the construction of the adjacent Orchard Gardens K-8 School and new housing...
Clarendon Hill Housing Master Plan
The Clarendon Hill Housing development of the Somerville Housing Authority is located on a 5-1/2 acre sloping site and...
Harriet Baldwin Schoolyard
The goals for this Boston Schoolyard Initiative project included incorporating the Chinese heritage of the student body, introducing nature into the...
Martinsville Parks Master Plan
This Parks & Recreation Master Plan report guides park development and recreation policy for the City of Martinsville over a...
Roanoke Private Residence
The owners of this home wanted to change the small grassy backyard to a wheelchair accessible, paved area with a pool...