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Brander Gardens Park
Seattle, Washington, 1999-2000

Bradner Garden Park was at one time an underused 1.6-acre open hilltop space in the Mount Baker one of Seattle's more economically depressed  neighborhoods. This "empty space" grew to hold a special place in the hearts of its neighbors and became the site of sixty-one pea-patch gardens. With a grant from Seattle Department of Neighborhoods and the Puget Sound Urban Resources Partnership the Friends of Bradner Gardens Park asked Neighborhood Studio to design and construct elements that would create edges for the park and formalize its presence in the community.
Using 'Urban Agriculture' as a theme for the project the students designed an arbor over the east entry, an arbor and street-retaining wall on the south and a footbridge over the streambed that runs along the site.
In 2000 the Neighborhood Studio was invited back to design and build a central pavilion for the park