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How We Play

An opening exhibition showcases international best practices in the design of play space 
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Play Space began with a call for entries to nonprofits, public agencies, artists, architects, landscape architects, engineers, and planners to share their best practices in the design of play space. Over 40 inspiring design precedents from the United States and around the world were exhibited at the Center / Architecture + Design in Philadelphia.

Many thanks to the firms, individuals, and organizations who contributed to How We Play:

Andropogon | Hackett Elementary School *
Architecture + Civic Engagement Center / Woodbury University | town-town
Atelier Barda | The Shamrock Square Carousel
BrownSprague LLC | The Bales of Woodmere
Collaborative Volunteer Team | Meredith School: Conceptual Design for Greening the School Yard *
Collaborative Volunteer Team | North Light Community Center *
Composite Inc.
| Mitchell Elementary School *
Confair Designs | Dobson Elementary School *
Drexel University | Learning, Playing, Growing: The McMichael STEAM Schoolyard
Duffy|Sebra | McCall Elementary Greening *
E.W. Rhodes Elementary | Rhodes Elementary School / Playscape / Transformative Landscape
Eleftherios Piskitzis Architects | Eco Tech Playground
Friday Architects | Nicetown Sports Court *
Gilmore Associates | Kelley School *
Groundswell Design Group | Summerfest
Kontseptual Inc. Architects + Interior Planners | Interactive Letters
LANGAN | Herron Playground
LANGAN | William McKinley School *
LANGAN | Seger Park Playground *
Locus Partners | Greening Stanton *
LRSLA Studio | The Beechwood Blanket at Coxe Park
Maser Consulting | Zane North *
Metcalfe Architecture & Design | Abington Friends School: Phase II: AFS Outside
NIPpaysage | Labyrinth
NIPpaysage | The Pool
OLIN | 11th Street Bridge Park
OLIN | Southwark Elementary School: Dragon Green Park *
OLIN | Washington Canal Park
The Parent-Infant Center | Magic Circle Nature Playground
+Farm | Plub Blubbly
PORT | City Loop
Public Workshop | Jump-O-Lines, Super Loungers And Building A New School Through Play
Rockwell Group | Imagination Playground
SALT Design Studio | Greene Street Friends School *
SALT Design Studio | Linwood Park
Sikora Wells Appel | William Dick Schoolyard
Sikora Wells Appel | The Pop-up Pools Project
Smith Memorial Playground | Build Adventure
Studio Bryan Hanes | Centennial District - Parkside Edge
Studio Bryan Hanes | Sister Cities Garden
T + Associates Architects | Clarke Playroom
TEND landscape inc. | Coxe Park Surprise...Delight...Discovery
The Trust for Public Land | William Cramp Schoolyard
Viridian | Greening Greenfield *
Viridian | Kelly Elementary School / Lea Elementary School (Hansberry Garden and Nature Center / WPCNS) *

* Conceptual design created by volunteer design professionals through the Community Design Collaborative.



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