The Minnesota Design Center was asked to conduct research and propose design alternatives to improve the landscape surrounding Central High School in St. Paul. The Design Center conducted field surveys to observe site conditions, the flow of surface water, student behavior and movement patterns throughout the day. Based on these observations, the MDC composed a series of design options that were displayed in the school for commentary. Incorporating a survey sent to students, teachers, and neighbors, the MDC provided a diversity of design options to depict the ways in which the school could be made to be more welcoming, sustainable, and attractive.
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