Design Award of Merit
Learning Garden for P.S. 19, Queens, NY
Ken Smith Landscape Architect, New York, NY
Client: The Robin Hood Foundation
A simple, inventive solution with high impact for low dollars.
. . Impressive application of exterior graphics.
Professional Awards Jury Comments
This was a pro bono project, part of the Library Initiative,
a successful program run by the Robin Hood Foundation that builds
libraries in some of New York City's neediest neighborhoods. This
project is their first schoolyard and seeks to create colorful and
functional outdoor learning environments for the second largest
elementary school in the country and one that had very little outdoor
space. All planting and installations for the project were done
by volunteers from the school, the community, and sponsors.