Landscape design students presented their master plan ideas for a new trail project near Missouri Headwaters State Park in Trident, MT. What a great turnout at the Sacajawea Audubon Society monthly meeting, and lots of great design conversations after the formal presentations!
Currently, I am visiting student farms in the Midwest to explore the role of design elements in the cultural sustainability and placemaking of farms in the campus context. Although I have enjoyed my many interviews with farm managers and faculty advisors, the best perk has been receiving farm fresh produce on the road!
Students get to know the project site for designing alternative park futures for a new community park in Bozeman - Oak Springs Park. We are in the process of understanding and analyzing the existing and historical conditions of the site, in preparation for our first community partner design workshop in a couple weeks.
Landscape design students created two pop-up parks along College Street as part of an international event, Park(ing) Day (parkinday.org). For one day only, the parklets successfully challenged people’s every-day perceptions of public space. We could not have asked for a more beautiful fall day! The objectives for this class project, which was part of the Advanced Landscape Design studio (HORT 432), were for students to collaborate in developing a shared design idea, work within budget and time constraints, physically construct the parklet, and assess the user experience and implementation of their design intent.