Rapid Response Outdoor Classroom

PSA is involved with the Portland Public School District Rapid Response Outdoor Classroom initiative 

The Portland Public Schools had a successful pilot season with their outdoor classrooms, garnering local and national press, including this recently released article here from Landscape Architecture Magazine. We are thrilled to continue our partnership with them and look forward to future charettes and the potential for more permanent interventions.
Thank you to our designers:
Liz Newman; Pamela Hawkes and Scott Teas of Scattergood Design; Amy Bell Segal and Dan Danvers of Sebago TechnicsSoren DiNord; Tracy Reed of Dextrous Creative; Lauren Reiter of Reiter Architecture and Design; Jaime Broadbent of Archetype Architects, Patric Santerre of Arcadia Design Works; Christopher Briley and Harry Hepburn from Briburn Architecture, Austin Smith from Scott Simons Architects; Sashi Misner from Gawron Turgeon; Rob Barrett, Matt Ahlberg, Orli Schwartz and Brian Knipp from Barrett Made; Catherine Callahan of callahan+ lebleu; Tom Lane (PSA Board Chair!) from Whitten Architects; Deb Polzin-Rosenberg of Rachel Conly Design; and Laura Reading of Developer’s Collaborative
This initiative, spear-headed by Laura Newman, and inclusive of many community partners, is based on the national Program out of Oakland, CA Green School Yards.
For more information please contact Addy@portlandarchitects.org
Listen to the 8/11 Maine Public Radio segment on Outdoor Classrooms throughout Maine  here
Landscape Architecture magazine LAND has an 8/11 national article here
WMTW News Channel 8 segment here