The 2013 Graduate Fall Studio’s work in the South Park neighborhood has been nominated for a 2013 Sustainability Leadership Award from Sustainable Seattle in the Transforming Spaces Category. The studio worked closely with the firm, Urban Systems Design to design and build four rain gardens at the intersection of 12th Avenue South and South Southern Street in the South Park Neighborhood.
This intervention will result in 185,000 gallons of stormwater runoff from the street and adjacent sidewalks to be removed from the municipal sewer. In addition, this project helps reduce the amount of harmful toxins that flow into the Duwamish River, which is currently on EPA’s Superfund site list.
The Sustainability Leadership Award winners will be announced on January 31, 2014 with a dinner at MOHAI.