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DESIGNING WITH CHILDREN

Our most cutting-edge work is in the area of outdoor environments for children, especially children with special needs such as autism, ADHD, and other developmental delays. We look for ways to connect people with the environment. Krawczyk has conducted observational studies within children’s environments (gardens, playgrounds, parks, museums, and schools) to determine how the spatial environment contributes to children’s engagement. She uses her findings, together with those from children’s environmental research, to create engaging places for children.

Examples of Projects, Research and Presentations on Children’s Environments:

  • “Designing Gardens for Children Course,” offered at Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA. Course will be offered September 22 – October 6, 2009.

  • Outdoor Classroom/Giving Garden, Mary D. Lang Elementary School, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. In process.

  •  “The Engagement Zone,” presentation given to the Children and Youth Symposium, sponsored by The American Horticultural Society, July 23, 2009, Cleveland Botanic Garden, Cleveland, Ohio.

  • “Landscape Structure as a Contributing Factor in the Behavior of Young Children,” poster presented at the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) Annual Meeting, September 21-25, 2005, Athens, Georgia.

  • Sensory Gardens for St. Edmond’s Home for Children, Rosemont, Pennsylvania, 1999 – 2000.

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