Visions for Heron Meadow

UW / Scan Design Foundation Master Studio

The University of Washington’s 2020 Scan Design Interdisciplinary Master Studio in Urban Design and Landscape Architecture worked with the Vashon Center for the Arts and the Vashon Nature Center to envision the Heron Meadow as a space for community gathering, art, science education, habitat restoration, and nature play. During the studio, graduate student teams led by UW Professor Nancy Rottle created five unique design visions for the Heron Meadow’s future. Through their designs, students worked towards a common goal: to weave together the meadow’s ecological needs and the community’s priorities to create an inspiring venue for learning, community, and the arts.

Project Overview

Framing Restoration

Gathering Ground

Generous Grounds

Learn and Linger

Meadow Flows