by: Robert Fowler
Robert Andrew Fowler, a licensed Landscape Architect in California, designed several play areas that are part of the provided amenities for a handful of "ground up" construction and remodeled affordable housing projects developed throughout the Central Coast of California. Fowler's design goals were focused on creating the most visually inspiring playgrounds, within the realm and fiscal constraints of a Section 8 - affordable housing project. Part of his inspiration to "up the game" of these play areas was influenced in seeing the creative and visionary results of so many other Landscape Architects whose regional park play areas/playground projects have previously graced the covers other LASN publications. Those examples "turned the light on" that even though these housing project play areas had more constrained budgets, they were still missing an opportunity to be far more creative and take advantage of the inherent qualities of each site.