Hanna Fenichel Center for Child Development
Solana Beach, CA - In collaboration with landscape designer Katie Pelisek and Island Construction.
A naturalistic playground built based on The Carnival of the Animals: a musical suite by the French Romantic composer Camille Saint-Saëns. Play elements refer to different musical movements of the suite such as The Elephant, Tortoises, or The Cuckoo's nest.
The design guidelines presented to the San Diego French-American School applied to the periphery of the existing preschool playground. The elements aim at improving the outdoor environment for children in PK0, PK1 and PK2 classes (2 to 5 year-olds), creating an outdoor classroom, bringing components of a working garden, nature, play, musical creativity, and fantasy to the brim of an existing playground with metal structures on a poured in place rubber surface. Photos courtesy of SDFAS as seen on their website.