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Master Plan for Playground

Albert Kahn Associates, Inc.Founded in 1895, Albert Kahn Associates, Inc. (Kahn) is celebrating over 115 years of excellence in architecture, engineering, planning, design and management. We take great pride in the fact we carry on the legacy of a firm that was founded by and named after one of the world's most influential architects, and we realize the responsibility and importance that comes with continuing such a heritage. Our passion to carry out the client's vision and provide an environment that allows our team to succeed is at the core of our existence.

Dr. David Suzuki Public School - Site Master Plan

Kahn's 250 talented, creative professionals are passionate about their jobs. These solution providers, located in offices in Detroit, Michigan, Birmingham, Alabama and Sao Paulo, Brazil, continuously challenge and inspire each other to create places where people love to go. Kahn's employees create environments that help others to think better, learn better, heal better, play better, and perform better. By constantly pushing and encouraging each other, Kahn's professionals are well-conditioned to meet the changing needs of clients in a variety of market sectors, including health care, corporate, educational, automotive/industrial, research & technology, and government. A few of the services the company provides include architecture, engineering, interior design, landscape architecture, and urban design and planning, not to mention commissioning, strategic facilities planning, and a range of facility management and program management services.

Dr. David Suzuki Public School - Site ImageWanting to create an educational program that extends the learning environment from indoor school activities to the playground, the client engaged Kahn to create a master plan that encourages students to develop an appreciation for the natural environment. The master plan provides opportunities for students to exercise their mind and body through the exploration of the natural world. By incorporating many natural processes, such as the changing of seasons, children are educated on the cycles of nature in which they live and play. As a result of a series of collaborative workshops with students, parents and staff, site amenities were selected that address both the students' needs during the day and the surrounding communities' activities in the evenings.


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