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Meredith Home & School Association

Meredith’s chain link fence and concrete surfaces do not reflect its commitment to innovative education and the community. School and neighborhood leaders want a schoolyard that offers environmental education in a “backyard” setting and fosters community pride. A big feature of the conceptual design is a bioswale planted between the playground and parking lot—complete with a boardwalk that allows for natural play.

Volunteer Design Team

Amy Yaskowski

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Landscape Architectural Designer
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Charles Oropallo

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Landscape Architectural Designer
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Dan Meier

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Civil Engineer

"I would love to see Mayor Nutter’s dream of making this the greenest city in the country become a reality."

Duffield Associates, Inc.
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Donald Logan

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Cost Estimator
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Neil Yersak

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Structural Engineer
Duffield Associates, Inc.
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Tim Kerner

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Architect, Registered
Terra Studio
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reflects volunteers' profession and firm at time of Design Grant
Project Title
Meredith School:Conceptual Design for Greening the School Yard
Sponsoring Nonprofit
Queen Village Neighbors Association, Inc.
Address
725 South 5th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Neighborhood
Queen Village
South Philadelphia
Volunteer Hours
300
Value of Pro Bono Services
$27,413
Design Grant Completed
February 07, 2012
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The Community Design Collaborative's design assistance got Meredith School on Philadelphia magazine's DIY School Reform honor roll for their plans to green their schoolyard....
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Green Schoolyards Service Grants
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