On Feb. 21, 2015 I had the privilege to participate in a design competition with other experienced, design professionals. We were all tasked to work with a small group of Loyola students to conceptualize a new garden for Burrowes Hall. This historic George Maher designed home is currently used by administration officials and is fortunate to have an eastward view out over Lake Michigan.
I’m attaching the design the students worked on. You’ll have to forgive the rendering as it’s mine.
Their work was focused and heartfelt. They worked from a formal big picture down – adding in delightful, playful and restive features. The plant contribution is essentially mine but follows their directive of being a blend of ornamental, edible, and native. I believe the outcome is unique. My compliments to all who participated and learned from this exercise!