Ambassadors Get Creative In Clairton

With pens and trace paper in hand, 8 designers, landscape architects and architects descended into Clairton to help our Ambassador cohort make their project ideas come to life. As part of ReClaim Clairton, each Ambassador participates in a design workshop where they a paired with a professional designer who helps them think realistically about what is feasible to accomplish on their site with the manpower and money they have available. This also helps each Ambassador visualize their project and gives them an end product that they can share to build momentum with neighbors and volunteers.

Ambassador Jawanna Warren works with a designer to sketch out a new garden concept.
     Ambassador Jawanna Warren works with a         designer to sketch out a new garden concept.
Ambassador Corrine Brooks and Green Team Member Martin work with a designer to sketch out additions to a local playground.
   Ambassador Corrine Brooks and       Green Team Member Martin work         with a designer to sketch out            additions to a local playground.
A group of Ambassadors and Green Team Members talk about a new public art project.
      A group of Ambassadors and Green Team          Members talk about a new public art project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This year, Ambassadors imagined everything from intricate healing gardens to interactive playspaces. Several of their designs are included below and plans are now being developed in preparation for a busy spring implementing projects across Clairton. This process and all of the new and amazing designs wouldn’t be possible without our friends from Tree Pittsburgh, CannonDesign, Grow Pittsburgh, J.Frank StudiosIKM Inc and Rebecca Mizikar, RLA.

A revamped community garden in Ward 4
 A revamped community garden in Ward 4
A new healing garden in Ward 2
   A new healing garden in Ward 2
Upgrades to a playspace in Ward 3
             Upgrades to a playspace in Ward 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can check out all of our Ambassador’s projects at Lots to Love. Feel free to leave us some feedback below or navigate to the sites on Lots to Love to learn more!

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