West End Middle School

Mar 01, 2011

We were involved with a visioning and design process to help the teachers, students and parents of West End IB World School develop an outdoor classroom. The classroom will enable the teachers to enhance their learning environment by providing students with creative, hands-on learning opportunities that aren’t available within their regular classrooms.

The design utilized principles of universal design and includes: (19) raised vegetable gardens, council house with solar panels, water harvesting, permeable pavers, rain gardens, certified wildlife habitat, green house with hydroponic systems, educational signage, weather station, human sundial, and more.

The project has received both local and national press and has already begun implementation. Donations are needed to help push this unique project to completion and can be made on their website.