Our Design Process

 
 

At Bienenstock, we wholeheartedly believe that your team is one of the most crucial elements of the playground design process. Each design begins with a visit to your site and a meeting with your stakeholders.

 

ENGAGEMENT

 

CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT

 

TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENT

 

IMPLEMENTATION

 

TRAINING

 

EVALUATION

During this conversation we discuss your objectives, the site’s challenges and opportunities, the curriculum you use and all other information relevant to your space. We conduct a thorough site analysis and walk the space together — never forgetting to listen and ask questions, so that we thoroughly understand your vision.

These powerful conversations inform our design approach. Through a series of meetings and follow-up talks, we will guide you through hand drawings, 3D computer models, and comprehensive cost estimates — ensuring that your team has input throughout the entire process. With each new design iteration, we move closer to a unique, site-specific, natural playground design.

When the last shade tree is planted and the last instrument is installed, we measure our success by the natural playground’s level of engagement — both for children and their educators. We are not in the business of designing beautiful, static spaces. When we do our job well, we create a space where children love to play and educators feel empowered and inspired… a space that transforms the way they engage with each other and with the natural world.