Spring 2010

Morgan Students Reveal Design for Powhatan Farms Site

Students from the Morgan State University Graduate Program in Landscape Architecture are working with the Powhatan Farms Improvement Association on the design of a neighborhood park on land in the community owned by NeighborSpace. NeighborSpace worked with the Powhatan Farms Improvement Association to acquire 1.5 acres in this community near Woodlawn in 2009. The students, Amie West,  Zevi Thomas and Molly Garrett, assisted by their professor, landscape architect Paul Voos, visited the site and met with community members during the winter and developed a design for the site as part of their studio work this spring.  The design concept is one of a “community porch” and the program includes a pavilion to serve as a central gathering space, a walking path and meditation space.  Strong central sightlines from neighborhood streets into the park are preserved.