when resources for infant educarers moved to its new home, a top priority was renovating the existing deck space to provide the children safe access to the outdoors. because of code requirements, we were unable to make any structural connections to the existing building so we employed the use of patio umbrellas to provide shade. the umbrellas act like movable trees, their canopies dancing in the breeze. we chose sustainably harvested mangaris wood decking as it would not require any toxic finishing or sealing and remain splinter-free for small hands and knees.
completed 2009