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With over 20 years of experience, we are familiar with the details to help make spaces successful and sustainable for years to come. We love talking with stakeholders to understand the variety of needs for each site. Designs that meet the needs of all users, like the PT/OT staff, recess para-educators, custodians, principal and after care daycare staff. Safety and accessibility meeting thoughtful and fun layouts with cost effective materials. 

Here are a few of the projects that are in the ground. Feel free to stop by and take a look. Let me know is we can answer any questions for you.

EVERGREEN PS BOND

Vancouver, WA

Clark County Nature Network

Clark County, WA

Image ES Nature Play
Image ES Nature Play

Just need the safety surfacing and then this site is ready for play. Lots of hopping and tic-tac-toe

Evergreen PS Bond projects
Evergreen PS Bond projects

Learning while playing
Learning while playing

The new elementary schools will have a series of signs that help meet curriculum goals while moving around the campus

Image ES Nature Play
Image ES Nature Play

Just need the safety surfacing and then this site is ready for play. Lots of hopping and tic-tac-toe

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2020 CCNN webinar series
2020 CCNN webinar series

The webinar series is hosted by NPD with many of the CCNN partners presenting and acting panelists for teacher trainings and Greening of Schoolyard networking

CCNN overview
CCNN overview

2020 CCNN webinar series
2020 CCNN webinar series

The webinar series is hosted by NPD with many of the CCNN partners presenting and acting panelists for teacher trainings and Greening of Schoolyard networking

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KING ES

Vancouver, WA

WALNUT GROVE ES

Vancouver, WA

Walnut Grove schematic
Walnut Grove schematic

Currently under construction set to open late summer 2021

Walnut Grove ES copy
Walnut Grove ES copy

Walnut Grove schematic
Walnut Grove schematic

Currently under construction set to open late summer 2021

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Loose parts play station
Loose parts play station

Kids dream up all sorts of cool inventions.....now they have a place to do it. Kids can collect materials from around campus and build away

King ES
King ES

The Biggo is big fun
The Biggo is big fun

This super fun swing fits 2 or 3 kids for lots of fun

Loose parts play station
Loose parts play station

Kids dream up all sorts of cool inventions.....now they have a place to do it. Kids can collect materials from around campus and build away

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TRUMAN ES

Vancouver, WA

FIR GROVE CHILDREN'S CENTER

Vancouver, WA

Fir Grove CC Schematic Design
Fir Grove CC Schematic Design

Working with Fir Grove staff, the design team and VPS leads, the schematic design took shape

Fir Grove CC
Fir Grove CC

Under construction and ready in late Fall 2020

Fir Grove CC Schematic Design
Fir Grove CC Schematic Design

Working with Fir Grove staff, the design team and VPS leads, the schematic design took shape

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Outdoor classroom
Outdoor classroom

Nestled under the fir trees and easy access from the school to take learning outside

Truman ES
Truman ES

Super fun playground
Super fun playground

NW Playgrounds designed big kid and little kid playground features so that everyone can plan

Outdoor classroom
Outdoor classroom

Nestled under the fir trees and easy access from the school to take learning outside

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HARNEY ES

Vancouver, WA

PTO Fundraising poster
PTO Fundraising poster

A simple master plan allowed the PTO to host a fundraising event that raised enough funds to implement all of the features, with community support

Harney ES
Harney ES

Benches building
Benches building

A community partnership allowed volunteers the unique experience to visit a mill and build benches

PTO Fundraising poster
PTO Fundraising poster

A simple master plan allowed the PTO to host a fundraising event that raised enough funds to implement all of the features, with community support

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OGDEN ES

Vancouver, WA

Ogden sensory herb garden
Ogden sensory herb garden

With a donation from local partners, LSW, NPD designed and planted the new learning courtyard with amazing volunteers, including the custodial staff who kept it watered over the summer

Ogden ES
Ogden ES

Student art
Student art

Ogden sensory herb garden
Ogden sensory herb garden

With a donation from local partners, LSW, NPD designed and planted the new learning courtyard with amazing volunteers, including the custodial staff who kept it watered over the summer

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WOODBURN ES

Camas, WA

Sketching up nature play!
Sketching up nature play!

With lots of input from the students, their vision takes shape. Then they and their families helped to get it in the ground!

Camas Woodburn ES
Camas Woodburn ES

Nature Play
Nature Play

Located right outside the cafeteria, kids have quick access to nature and fun where they make up the games

Sketching up nature play!
Sketching up nature play!

With lots of input from the students, their vision takes shape. Then they and their families helped to get it in the ground!

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FLEX ACADEMY

Vancouver, WA

Flex Academy's master plan
Flex Academy's master plan

With the approved Master Plan in place, staff were able to write grants and work with community partners to get the features added to the school campus

Flex Academy HS
Flex Academy HS

Flex Academy Greenhouse
Flex Academy Greenhouse

The gardens around the existing greenhouse were expanded to accommodate multiple classes with their learning.

Flex Academy's master plan
Flex Academy's master plan

With the approved Master Plan in place, staff were able to write grants and work with community partners to get the features added to the school campus

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VITA ES

Vancouver, WA

VITA final layout clip
VITA final layout clip

The playground at VITA blends in with the urban area while adding elements of nature, including the stars and constellations.

VPS VITA ES
VPS VITA ES

VITA Kinder courtyard
VITA Kinder courtyard

The Kindergarten courtyard is an open and airy outdoor learning experience with garden plants, plenty of space to run and create new games.

VITA final layout clip
VITA final layout clip

The playground at VITA blends in with the urban area while adding elements of nature, including the stars and constellations.

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HOUGH ES

Vancouver, WA

Recess green team
Recess green team

Partner horticultural therapist programming at lunch recess allows every student to have access to nature and learn about all sorts of garden projects

Hough ES
Hough ES

Butterfly (and hummingbird) paradise
Butterfly (and hummingbird) paradise

A little corner of the world for these students flourishes with over 30 species of flowers

Recess green team
Recess green team

Partner horticultural therapist programming at lunch recess allows every student to have access to nature and learn about all sorts of garden projects

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INTERPRETIVE SIGNAGE

Clark County, WA

FORT VANCOUVER HS

Vancouver, WA

NPD VPS Ogden sign 2020
NPD VPS Ogden sign 2020

The new Ogden Elementary in Vancouver has a variety of habitats, signs support self guided discoveries!

Hough watershed sign
Hough watershed sign

When Hough Elementary got a new playground, new signs were created to support curriculum. NPD worked with the manufacturer to identify key topics and messaging.

Salmon Creek wildlife sign
Salmon Creek wildlife sign

While working for Clark County, I had the opportunity to create several sign packages to help the public understand and enjoy the ecology, watersheds and beauty around them.

NPD VPS Ogden sign 2020
NPD VPS Ogden sign 2020

The new Ogden Elementary in Vancouver has a variety of habitats, signs support self guided discoveries!

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Courtyard concept layout
Courtyard concept layout

With input from staff and students, the plan is ready to go

Fort Vancouver HS
Fort Vancouver HS

Fort Vancouver Atrium Garden desig
Fort Vancouver Atrium Garden desig

Planting and layout plan

Courtyard concept layout
Courtyard concept layout

With input from staff and students, the plan is ready to go

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