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City of Austin Women’s and Children’s Shelter

Collaborating with McKinney York Architects and a full design services team, Co’design is developing a landscape plan for improvements to existing and expanded shelter facilities. The plan includes a new entry sequence plus a new children’s daycare facility. At the daycare facility, playgrounds will emphasize the concept of “nature play.”

The intent is to provide a therapeutic play setting for children to explore their natural surroundings through imaginative and physical play. The playground will feature a butterfly and hummingbird garden as well as a hands-on vegetable garden. The vegetable garden will be part of a curriculum designed to encourage healthy eating.

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