Design Studio

Design Studio

 
 

Meet Our Design Team

While our backgrounds are unique, we are grounded in our shared belief in the awesome power of nature to enrich child development and grow the next generation of environmental stewards.

Dave Rexworthy

Dave Rexworthy

Position: Design Studio Manager & Principal Designer
Email: dave@naturalplaygrounds.ca

As one of the longest-standing employees on our team, Dave is a master of all things Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds. He is also responsible for project estimates and design, quality control, and training the team in our design studio.

Dave Rexworthy

Design Studio Manager & Principal Designer

As one of the longest-standing employees on our team, Dave...

Adam Bienenstock

Adam Bienenstock

Position: Founder
Email: adam@naturalplaygrounds.ca
Adam Bienenstock: Founder & Principal Designer

Adam is an internationally acclaimed designer, builder, and researcher of nature-based play spaces, and the founder of Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds. Adam has traveled globally to advocate for children’s rights to nature play, and to collaborate on the creation of spectacular natural parks and playgrounds.

His resume in the natural playground industry is unparalleled; highlights include creating campuses, training, working on projects for the US Army, Parks Canada, and Australia, and City projects for Toronto, San Francisco, Vancouver, Calgary, New York, Austin, Denver, Chicago, and Miami.

Adam lives and works at the forefront of the movement to connect children to nature. His bold, charismatic personality sets the tone for the entire company, and he’s at his happiest when he’s pushing executives, municipal managers, and educators out of their comfort zones.

He sits on numerous advisory committees, including the International Association of Nature Pedagogy, Parliamentary Commission on Urban Conservation, The Candadian Wildlife Federation and the Systematic Literature Review on Risky Outdoor Play. His work is accessible, natural and fun.

Known for his wit and humour as a public speaker, Adam invites us to shed our inhibitions and play in the mud. He is the proud husband of Jill Bienenstock, and father of two sons, Sam and Leo. He sneaks off to northern Ontario when he needs to immerse himself in nature; he believes it’s one of the most beautiful places on earth.

As the co-author of The Systematic Literature Review on Outdoor Risky Play, Adam warns us not to be fooled by the serious nature of his experience, after all, at its core this is about inspiring play for our kids… so you can expect some playfulness and irreverence when working with him!

Adam Bienenstock

Founder

Adam is an internationally acclaimed designer, builder, and researcher of...