Integrating stormwater project kicks off

My senior landscape design students are undertaking an exciting sustainable site design project this semester. Students met with local project partners - City of Bozeman - Stormwater Program and the Gallatin County Fairgrounds - this week to kick off our service-learning project. They are working on conceptual site designs to integrate a regional stormwater facility at the Fairgrounds that will regenerate urban ecological assets and create a community amenity. Some highlights were observing stormwater hard infrastructure up-close (including blocking off traffic to open a manhole!) and seeing drainage at work while it rained on our second site visit!  

Park(ing) Day

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.