During the 2020 Scan Design studio, students began their design process by developing precedent studies, through which they explored a range of exemplary educational, interpretive, and play landscapes based both in Denmark and in the Seattle area. As students studied their precedents, they were encouraged to explore the projects from multiple perspectives, considering both their ecological function and the variety of experiences and interactions that the sites could catalyze. Students drew inspiration from their precedent studies and referred to them often throughout the quarter as they envisioned educational and play elements for the Heron Meadow. Students’ precedents were also compiled into a series of slides that could be easily shared with Vashon Island community members.
Click here to view the Precedent Studies document.