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Specialty Landscapes for Children & Youth

The landscape of childhood has changed significantly from past generations. Today, children face unprecedented challenges, such as the obesity epidemic; the rise of autism, ADD/ADHD, and other sensory disorders and special needs; and our culture’s fast-paced, technology-saturated lifestyle. At SPVV, we believe all children have an absolute need for daily access to natural environments that challenge them physically, engage their senses, and inspire their imaginations.

We have designed nature play gardens, custom playscapes, outdoor classrooms, and healing and therapeutic landscapes for children and youth throughout the region. Our clients include childcare facilities; public, private, and independent schools; parks and recreation facilities; women’s transitional living facilities; residential developers; and private homeowners.

SPVV provides a number of services unique to developing Specialty Landscapes for Children & Youth:

  • Child-Centered Design Charrettes
  • Project Management
  • Site Analysis and Programming
  • Master Planning
  • Conceptual Design through Construction Documents
  • Construction Administration or Support
  • Post-Construction and/or Post-Occupancy Evaluation
  • Illustrations & Graphics
  • Grant Writing Assistance
  • Play Area Safety & Maintenance Consultation
  • Playground Safety Review & Audit