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Our Team...

Our Story... The Green Gardens Grow demonstration project is located on a vacant 160’x35’ plot of City School’s property abutting Sherman Elementary school in the Sherman Heights neighborhood of San Diego. The project seeks to create an outdoor learning environment that holistically weaves together gardening, eating healthy foods, living sustainably, conserving energy, creating art, reclaiming water, and recycling—all in a package that will be fun and understandable for children and staff alike.

shipping pallets (ubiquitous in this industrial neighborhood) will be used as decorative siding to partially clad and visually soften the cargo containers. Individual solar PV panels will not be hidden from sight, but instead will be visibly mounted on poles and arranged like the petals of a giant flower, providing on-site power generation and welcome shade. Water - the region’s most precious natural resource - will also be integrated into the design: rainwater will be collected into a cistern, walkways will be permeable and won’t contribute to urban runoff, and a water The project seeks to create an outdoor learning enviv- reclamation system that ronment that holistically weaves together themes of harvests gray water from the exterior hand washing gardening, eating healthy foods, living sustainably, sink will irrigate drought conserving energy, creating art, reclaiming water, and tolerant native plants.

What better place to learn about the biological lifecycle of a butterfly than in a garden with real butterflies? Whether the children are pondering math problems, recycling - all in a package that will be fun and undermemorizing biology terms, standable for the children and staff alike. Perhaps the community or discussing different garden could be opened conservation ideas, each subject can be enhanced by up on weekends and used along with the adjacent empty staff “garden-based learning,” a hands-on experience using nature parking lot to support a community-serving farmer’s market? as an educational tool.This new outdoor space is intended to It is hoped that this green garden oasis will attract more than provide a unique environment for teachers and students to pollinators, or inquisitive children, but in fact the entire interact in a non-traditional setting that supports and surrounding neighborhood of Sherman Heights to a place of reinforces the school’s unique curriculum, which is taught in inspired learning, community, and an appreciation for healthy both Spanish and English. sustainable environments.The seeds of this creative place are being sown right now - green, gardens, grow! Each element in the garden, both living and man-made, will exclaim an embedded lesson, i.e. a donated metal cargo container will be repurposed as the support space for outdoor lessons, recycled hardwood slats from discarded

Kevin deFreitas, AIA Project Architect

PARTNERING SCHOOL

Matthew Sherman Elementary 301 22nd Street San Diego, CA 92102 Edward Caballero, Principal 619.615.7000 ecaballero@sandi.net

DESIGN TEAM

Kevin deFreitas Architects Kevin deFreitas, AIA Crystal Keeran, Greg Coleman, Juan Carlos Alcala 619.222.9831 kevin@defreitasarchitects.com www.defreitasarchitects.com Aerea Landscape Architect Leslie Ryan 619.200.8297 leslie@aerea-studio.com

PARTNERING / SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS projectFIND 2009 Winner Taylor Scherner taylorscherner@gmail.com Victory Gardens Yael Zaidman 858.775.8222 yaelizzz@yahoo.com Master Gardeners Jerry Louis 760.436.1919 jerrymlouis@gmail.com NewSchool of Architecture & Design Perrian Hodges, AIAS perriannhodges@gmail.com Benjamin Rowe, AIAS benjamin.rowe@student.newschoolarch.edu

SC Engineers Mirek Knopp 619.727.8283 scengineers.net

Funding Chair Christina Abuelo, Grantwriter/Parent 858.598.5753

David Adey Artist, Designer, PLNU Professor dave@davidadey.com

Dole Michael Johnson michael.johnson@dole.com

. . .at Matthew Sherman Elementar y

REBUILD GLOBAL

Sandra Plaza, LEED AP Denise Colestock, Brian Will, Corey Woodward 619.796.4796 splaza@rebuildglobal.org www.rebuildglobal.org

Bringing thoughtful design to community projects.


Remove fence to open up space. STOP

Kevin deFreitas Architects, AIA

Concrete / wood planters with garden vegitation and signage in English. Incorporate seating into raised planter.

NO PARKING

Outdoor Play

Before

Re-purposed garden art /bird houses.

Community Center

COMPACT

3 tier fabric shade structure.

COMPACT

COMPACT

Solar tree seating arrangement in central plaza.

North

Vertical herb garden.

Farmer’s Market NO PARKING

Community Sports Field

Spiral planting beds define other planting areas for Mexican-inspired vegitation.

STOP

Sherman Elementary

Site plan

Primary instruction area


Remove fence to open up space. STOP

Kevin deFreitas Architects, AIA

Concrete / wood planters with garden vegitation and signage in English. Incorporate seating into raised planter.

NO PARKING

Outdoor Play

Before

Re-purposed garden art /bird houses.

Community Center

COMPACT

3 tier fabric shade structure.

COMPACT

COMPACT

Solar tree seating arrangement in central plaza.

North

Vertical herb garden.

Farmer’s Market NO PARKING

Community Sports Field

Spiral planting beds define other planting areas for Mexican-inspired vegitation.

STOP

Sherman Elementary

Site plan

Primary instruction area


Our Team...

Our Story... The Green Gardens Grow demonstration project is located on a vacant 160’x35’ plot of City School’s property abutting Sherman Elementary school in the Sherman Heights neighborhood of San Diego. The project seeks to create an outdoor learning environment that holistically weaves together gardening, eating healthy foods, living sustainably, conserving energy, creating art, reclaiming water, and recycling—all in a package that will be fun and understandable for children and staff alike.

shipping pallets (ubiquitous in this industrial neighborhood) will be used as decorative siding to partially clad and visually soften the cargo containers. Individual solar PV panels will not be hidden from sight, but instead will be visibly mounted on poles and arranged like the petals of a giant flower, providing on-site power generation and welcome shade. Water - the region’s most precious natural resource - will also be integrated into the design: rainwater will be collected into a cistern, walkways will be permeable and won’t contribute to urban runoff, and a water The project seeks to create an outdoor learning enviv- reclamation system that ronment that holistically weaves together themes of harvests gray water from the exterior hand washing gardening, eating healthy foods, living sustainably, sink will irrigate drought conserving energy, creating art, reclaiming water, and tolerant native plants.

What better place to learn about the biological lifecycle of a butterfly than in a garden with real butterflies? Whether the children are pondering math problems, recycling - all in a package that will be fun and undermemorizing biology terms, standable for the children and staff alike. Perhaps the community or discussing different garden could be opened conservation ideas, each subject can be enhanced by up on weekends and used along with the adjacent empty staff “garden-based learning,” a hands-on experience using nature parking lot to support a community-serving farmer’s market? as an educational tool.This new outdoor space is intended to It is hoped that this green garden oasis will attract more than provide a unique environment for teachers and students to pollinators, or inquisitive children, but in fact the entire interact in a non-traditional setting that supports and surrounding neighborhood of Sherman Heights to a place of reinforces the school’s unique curriculum, which is taught in inspired learning, community, and an appreciation for healthy both Spanish and English. sustainable environments.The seeds of this creative place are being sown right now - green, gardens, grow! Each element in the garden, both living and man-made, will exclaim an embedded lesson, i.e. a donated metal cargo container will be repurposed as the support space for outdoor lessons, recycled hardwood slats from discarded

Kevin deFreitas, AIA Project Architect

PARTNERING SCHOOL

Matthew Sherman Elementary 301 22nd Street San Diego, CA 92102 Edward Caballero, Principal 619.615.7000 ecaballero@sandi.net

DESIGN TEAM

Kevin deFreitas Architects Kevin deFreitas, AIA Crystal Keeran, Greg Coleman, Juan Carlos Alcala 619.222.9831 kevin@defreitasarchitects.com www.defreitasarchitects.com Aerea Landscape Architect Leslie Ryan 619.200.8297 leslie@aerea-studio.com

PARTNERING / SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS projectFIND 2009 Winner Taylor Scherner taylorscherner@gmail.com Victory Gardens Yael Zaidman 858.775.8222 yaelizzz@yahoo.com Master Gardeners Jerry Louis 760.436.1919 jerrymlouis@gmail.com NewSchool of Architecture & Design Perrian Hodges, AIAS perriannhodges@gmail.com Benjamin Rowe, AIAS benjamin.rowe@student.newschoolarch.edu

SC Engineers Mirek Knopp 619.727.8283 scengineers.net

Funding Chair Christina Abuelo, Grantwriter/Parent 858.598.5753

David Adey Artist, Designer, PLNU Professor dave@davidadey.com

Dole Michael Johnson michael.johnson@dole.com

. . .at Matthew Sherman Elementar y

REBUILD GLOBAL

Sandra Plaza, LEED AP Denise Colestock, Brian Will, Corey Woodward 619.796.4796 splaza@rebuildglobal.org www.rebuildglobal.org

Bringing thoughtful design to community projects.

KDA: Matthew Sherman Elementary Brochure  

Carden propsal for Matthew Sherman Elementary

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