1st Year Studio, Spring 2011
Critic: Jason Wood
The first year RISD architecture students were commissioned to design and build a community garden in Pawtucket, RI. It is designed to meet the needs of 3 groups of people: the Chinese Christian Church, the elderlys at the adjacent Roosevelt Community Housing complex and the children from YMCA.The structure includes two pavilions with butterfly roofs, gutters connecting to water tanks, planting beds, trellis, ADA ramps, and built-in furniture. The garden provides a space for the elderly, the children, and everyone in between to rest and play, live and learn, plant and harvest.