The Court: A Garden Within Reach

May 27, 2016 Grounds

Representing wHY Grounds’ first completed project, The Court is a 9,000-square-foot garden designed to serve as an innovative model of universal design – an architectural strategy that seeks to produce aesthetically pleasing spaces that are inherently accessible to all people, with or without disability. It is a universally accessible space for peace, beauty, and learning.

“We really believe in the power of design to influence people, regardless of scale or budget,” says Mark Thomann, who joined wHY in 2014 to lead the Grounds Workshop and an increasing number of landscape and urban design projects. “Our approach was to weave the Farmhouse and the Limonaia together through people and gardening. It is perfunctory, accessible, sensory, and elegant.