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Creative Playgrounds

Getting children to play outside is so important during this time of technology driven minds. Playing outside has positive effects on mind and body and there are numerous articles, reports and studies to prove it. So how do you encourage creative play? Maybe by thinking...

Pollinator Gardens

I recently became interested in pollinator gardens when I was doing some research about it for one of our ongoing projects. I got so much information from Missouri Botanical Garden and Saint Louis Zoo about how important a pollinator garden is and how to create...

NOW HIRING – Landscape Architect – with 4-6 years experience

DG2 Design is seeking a dynamic, motivated, detail-oriented and personable Landscape Architect – with 4-6 years experience to join our team. This position will support and strengthen our existing capabilities in master planning and design projects including parks, greenways, public spaces, ecosystem restoration, campus design and commercial site design. This...

A SPOOKY REFLECTION OF OUR SOCIETY?

By Brad Priest   One of the most powerful things a designed landscape can do is to elicit emotional reactions in its visitors. Often the user response is meant to be positive, as people obviously enjoy spending time outdoors in spaces that make them feel good most...

Post-Industrial Landscape Design

By Mimi Lo   I personally am always attracted by post-industrial sites. The potential on sites where people built up factories and finally decided to close it for different reasons, leaving entire campus became an abandoned space, is great. The structures can be reused and developed with...

From Llamas to Masterplans

Design trends are constantly changing, but one thing that is certain, is that outdoor venues with intimate gathering spaces and smaller architecture dwellings have become the top choice for events, weddings and photo shoots. (image source) Ces and Judy's Catering company bought what was once a llama...

The School of the Future Has No Roof

By: Christina Hughey The school of the future has no roof. Many schools have incorporated an outdoor classroom, but now some schools (particularly preschools and kindergartens) are taking this concept a step further. Some school programs are now entirely outside. Rain or shine. These schools became...

Let the Kids do the Work

By: Christina Hughey Source   Imagine kids designing their own playgrounds. What kind of things do you think they would include? A giant slide? Tunnels for days? How unique these playgrounds would be! Although not as common, it has been done before and its possible for kids to...

Braille Trails and Accessible Outdoor Spaces

By: Christina Hughey Cispus Braille Trail   Most people enjoy going on a walk outside to relax, especially in the spring and fall season. Unfortunately, not every trail is accessible for everyone, often when thinking about accessibility people often think of accessibility for wheelchairs. More places need to...

Cities Connecting Children to Nature initiative

By: Christina Hughey If you haven’t heard yet St. Louis is a part of the Cities Connecting Children to Nature Initiative. Just six cities were chosen to receive technical assistance as well as grants. St. Louis was chosen because the city expressed dedication and commitment for connecting children...