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2012 Park(ing) Day

Our design concept was to fabricate an urban installation with 100 percent recycled and recyclable parts. The installation re-imagined what it is to enjoy public space in the city. Our design expanded the public realm of the sidewalk with benches and chairs made out of cardboard tubes used for holding Flint area architects’ drawings. The benefit of this design was to give passersby a place to sit and communicate with each other. The design received the 2012 Design Award for Creativity from the American Institute of Architects Flint Chapter.

Park(ing) Day is a national one day event designed to promote the value of cities' parks. Flint has more green space than most cities in the country. To celebrate the wealth of parks, local people created mini-parks in downtown parking spaces.