A courtyard at the University of Maryland, College Park and former wastewater treatment plant in the town of New Windsor, Maryland were re-imagined as gathering centers and recreation areas for the community. 

The goal of each project was to engage the community and celebrate local history. The university courtyard project was completed individually, while the town project was a collaborative group effort, with specific contributions noted in the text. Each design experiments with plantings in shaping gathering spaces and showcases how the design process developed.