Featuring Brandon McBride, VP of Design, GameTime
What drives your creative process when working with landscape architects? What is the primary inspiration for how you design a play area together?
One of the main drivers is envisioning how children will utilize the space. We work with landscape architects to incorporate elements that create positive challenges and spark the imagination. That's a critical component to the success of each play space.
Understanding how children use the area provides a foundation to create a design that facilitates social interaction between peers. Each of us has a fundamental desire to build connections with those around us. A playground is great for a child's physical development, but it's also essential for enriching their social, cognitive, and emotional capacity as well.
What types of products and materials do landscape architects gravitate toward, and why do you use them?