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Highland Gardens
Klahanie, Issaquah, Washington, 1998

In a planned community that provides housing for 50 low-income households the project grew directly out of a community-participation design process with the Lao hill tribe communities of Hmong, Mien and Kmhmu Southeast Asian refugees.
The community garden provides an very important opportunity amenity for those immigrants and refugees from agrarian backgrounds, while offering opportunities for sharing and community building within the project.
The students designed and built a gazebo, decks, benches, work areas and storage facilities in the community garden as well as laying out garden plots and designing some of the landscaping for the site.