Sustainability + Land Architecture


Environmental Education Award of Merit is awarded to Classical Studies Magnet Academy in collaboration with Aris Land Studio and The Trust for Public Land, by the Connecticut Chapter of the Green Building Council in September, 2015.

The Trust for Public Land retained Aris Land Studio to lead a participatory design process with students from the Classical Studies Magnet Academy. The students identified strategies and goals for development of open space adjacent to the school. In addition to developing conceptual plans for the site, the students learned about environmental stewardship and the importance of community planning for park design. The interactive process developed plans to begin fundraising by TPL to construct the new parkland. Video of proposed design for Classical Studies Magnet Academy