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New York Hall of Science Teaching Park, Partner-in-Charge. Phase I Kidpower! Playground Opened 1997. Phase II Garden of Science Opened 2007.
The 60,000 sf Teaching Park at the New York Hall of Science, the largest science playground in the United States, encourages young visitors to learn principles of physics through interactive exhibits and architectural elements. The 30,000 square foot “Kidpower!” Playground was created to augment the interior exhibits of the Hall of Science, and was constructed for school age children. The complimentary “Garden of Science” uses landscape as the organizing element, and is designed to engage the curiosity of pre-school children.
In the Garden of Science, opened in 2007, exuberant architectural interventions nest in a rolling landscape, creating a unique type of environment for play—and education. The pioneering design was informed by the latest research on the developmental abilities of preschoolers, specifically, how a child’s play contributes to the early formation of cognitive skills. The challenge was to create a playground that both encourages activity and sparks the imagination.
Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts, "Joan Krevlin, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C / Master of Architecture, 1978" (2014). Women in the Design World: Work in Progress. 7.