City of Chicago Ogden Park & Regional Playground

City of Chicago Ogden Park & Regional Playground

Nurturing a Sense of Community Pride
Ogden Park opened to the public in 1905, as an innovative site providing relief from tenement living that sparked the development of other social properties across the country. One hundred years later, the family-centric design reconnects the park to its changing community, encourages visitation and enriches the Olmsted Brothers and Burnham’s original social program.

The Grow Project

The Grow Project

The Windfree Energy Initiative is an outstanding example of how public-private partnerships can work together to inspire our youth and make our city a better place to live, work and raise families. I commend Doug Snower and Charles Shenk of Windfree, Sharon and Peter Exley of Architecture Is Fun, and Principal Vinita Scott for their leadership and commitment to education.
~ Mayor Richard M. Daley, Mayor of Chicago.

 

Texas A&M Math and Science Education Center

Outdoor STEM-Based Laboratories
This learning facility houses informal, imaginative, and open-ended science and math labs for teacher training that is a departure from formal educational centers of its kind.

Winnetka Public School Nursery

Winnetka Public School Nursery

An outdoor environment that embraces learning!
~ Winnetka Public School Nursery Staff

Nature as the Third Teacher
The Winnetka Public School Nursery’s Outdoor Learning Environment takes its inspiration from trains, tracks, and stations but its philosophies from its Reggio Emilia-based curriculum.

Independence Grove Children’s Grove

Independence Grove Children’s Grove

Bridging Accessible Play
Independence Grove, home to the children’s play area, surrounds a 115-acre lake, with miles of trails for recreational activities. To supplement the manufactured standard play equipment and to help create a distinct children’s zone, several new architectural elements were added:  the Entry Maze, the Box Bridge and the Tree House were conceived to add interest and definition.