Astrological Pavers
       
     
Pole Play Elements
       
     
Play Area Seat Walls
       
     
Flag Sculpture at Hilltop
       
     
Log Amphitheater
       
     
Courtyard with Sandbox
       
     
Astrological Pavers
       
     
Astrological Pavers

Firm: Bothwell Site Design

Role: Principal in Charge and Lead Designer at Bothwell Site Design

Location: The Bronx, New York

Completion: 2004

Collaborators: Katie Winter Architecture

As Principal in Charge and Lead Designer at Bothwell Site Design, Dorothy guided this minimal budget project in collaboration with Katie Winter Architect. Working with the existing conditions of a completely overgrown site, a creative play area for the students of the Immaculate Conception School used off-the-shelf and repurposed site materials. By mounding over a remnant pool structure and exposing its coping, we reutilized an existing structure to create an unexpected play element. Logs from the site were reused to create a flexible space amphitheater, used both for play and study. Astrological patterns built with round pavers set in bluestone screenings, created opportunity to uncover, recover and provide moments of non-prescribed discovery. The materials were carefully chosen to reveal the site’s history and to create new stories.

 

 

 

 

Pole Play Elements
       
     
Pole Play Elements
Play Area Seat Walls
       
     
Play Area Seat Walls
Flag Sculpture at Hilltop
       
     
Flag Sculpture at Hilltop
Log Amphitheater
       
     
Log Amphitheater
Courtyard with Sandbox
       
     
Courtyard with Sandbox