Neighborhood Design-Build Studio

Trellis & Equipment Sheds - Spring 2001

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Site

T.T. Minor Elementary School
Central District, Seattle

Program

The request was to build two garden/storage sheds and reconsider the relationship of the asphalt play yard to the street edge (a chain link fence).

Design

The class designed a 150-foot long garden along the street with a linear concrete bench and amphitheater. In homage to the tradition of double-dutch at T.T. Minor, the garden is shaded by an undulating jump rope-inspired trellis. The trellis also shelters the storage sheds, which were prefabricated in the CAUP shop.