San Francisco public utilities commission

 

I worked as a freelancer with an interdisciplinary team for six years to help create the city of San Francisco's first green infrastructure and city sustainability learning garden. I led the creation of the educational program, in collaboration with the architects, to design an integrated, experiential and place based learning environment. This learning garden provides students from SFUSD and the surrounding community with foundational experiences of city sustainability, green infrastructure and urban ecological design. 

I worked on the entirety of the design process, from helping to write the initial Request for Proposal that won us the design contract, to designing the educational program and running a pilot sequence, along with creating a visual iconography and artwork to act as a conceptual container for the key educational concepts on site. Each topic is offered as field trips for visiting groups, focused on creating a foundation for urban stewardship to aid in the community led transition of neighborhoods and city infrastructure to be based in ecological design and principles of sustainability. The garden continues to be operated by SFPUC and can be visited here:

https://sfwater.org/index.aspx?page=987

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