UCDS Playground

  • Location: Seattle, WA
  • Year: 2012
  • Client: University Child Development School
  • Architect: Carlson Architectural Works
  • Photos: UCDS / Rafn Company

After completing a major building expansion project in 2003, Rafn was invited back to complete an overhaul of the playground facilities at University Child Development School. The playground renovation consisted of:

  • new CMU play structure with steel Crow’s Nest, climbing wall, and slide;
  • new rope tower climbing structure;
  • new water feature with weir gate, gravity fed pools;
  • new turf playfield;
  • 5 new large trees and assorted landscape plantings;
  • pavers and decorative rocks.

The project also included a bathroom renovation inside the school building.

Safety considerations included protection of summer students and staff on campus, and pedestrians adjacent to the tight urban site.

The project was on a tight and definite time schedule during the school’s summer break. We finished on time and on budget.

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