Playground Design: Inclusion, Independence, and Engagement

Oct 9 at 6–8pm
Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY 10012
Organized by AIA New York

Playgrounds fulfill a critical role in urban schools and neighborhoods, making space for physical and social wellbeing. The design of playgrounds goes far beyond equipment, incorporating planting and natural elements, loose parts and variation, into environments that are inspiring and open-ended. This panel will explore design considerations fostering inclusion, independence, and wellness as well as how children can be meaningfully engaged in the design of play spaces.

Caroline Kim, Founder and Creative Director, Paperbox Projects
Mary Alice Lee, Director, NYC Playground Program, The Trust for Public Land
Eve Mosher, Board Vice Chair and Co-Founder, play:groundNYC
Gareth Mahon, RLA, LEED AP, Partner, RKLA Studio Landscape Architecture
Kate Tooke, ASLA, PLA, Senior Associate, Landscape Architect, Sasaki

Sara Grant, AIA, LEED AP, Partner, Murphy Burnham & Buttrick

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