Public Work – Chicago Public School Outdoor Classroom
Working with the non-profit organization, Openlands, Lincoln Park High School wanted to overhaul their existing amphitheater space that was no longer being utilized to its full potential. The new design incorporates a rain garden and native plantings to provide an educational experience for the visitors. Many students participated in the installation of the plant material, mosaic design, and garden upkeep. Concrete retaining walls and natural boulders carve out the hillside, creating a more inviting space that was quickly embraced by the students; groups of highschoolers gather here on a daily basis after class.