Tom Arie Donch, president, has orchestrated hundreds of projects in twenty states over thirty years. With a passion for learning and sharing the ingredients of successful community built events he has collaborated with over fifty community built association members and firms. His work has included parks, playgrounds, public sculpture, murals, nature trails, skateboard parks, school enhancements, low income housing projects, environmental projects, gardens and plazas. Currently Tom is lecturing on CBA work, mentoring and making himself available for one large project a year. He gives free consulting to communities to help them connect with CBA professionals and achieve their dreams.
Child Care Play Spaces
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Parkitects works closely with communities to custom design play environments that meet their needs for budget, accessibility, supervision, and age appropriateness. Parkitects’ President and Landscape Architect, Steve Lauzun, is a founding member of the CBA and specializes in inclusive and participatory design. As a Landscape Architect lead company, Parkitects also specializes in integrating play equipment into complex and playful site designs.
How do you suspend 12 oversized weather balloons from an occupational therapy room ceiling in a school for special needs kids? The usual answer is you can’t. That’s because architects of most children’s learning and play facilities don’t ask questions like that.
SCHOOLWORKS, designers and builders of childrens’ places since 1971, understands that kids and the people devoted to their care and education should be able to interact with their environments in ways that encourage them to stretch their imaginations – to make their classrooms and playgrounds places where even the most improbable ideas can be realized – and that they and their communities can even build these places themselves.