Kanbar Selects

Selections of Capstone and Industry-Sponsored projects from
the Kanbar College of Design, Engineering and Commerce

Outdoor Collaborative Environment

Tara Ridgeway, Christian Loos

Industrial Design

In collaboration with the W.B. Saul High School of Agricultural Sciences, Tara Ridgeway and Christian Loos designed an outdoor learning environment for students that intertwines educational studies with agriculture. The structure and components of this environment were conceived to support a curriculum that provides a better understanding and first-hand experience of the food growing process and its importance for a healthy lifestyle. The result of this curriculum is that students can apply their knowledge every day at home, in turn educating their friends and families. As a tool to enhance this learning environment, the project focused on developing one component of this envisioned space: the portable nesting stool and work-surface.