Girls, Inc.’s mission to inspire all girls to be strong, smart and bold is something we truly support. We agree with their belief that empowered women develop into achieving women. So when Professional Women in Building invited us to conduct a hands-on design session with the girls, how could we refuse?

Our plan? To show the girls the entire landscape design process – from start to finish. To do this, we supplied them with a basic backyard drawing, similar to the ones we use when designing a project.

They were tasked with creating an outdoor living space—three different sites with varying “wish lists”—with elements such as the following: patio spaces, fire pits, lawn areas for kids and dogs to play, hot tubs, outdoor kitchen, and walkways. We supplied them with all the tools needed for them to create the outdoor space of their dreams.

As each of these young women worked, we were able to provide them with pointers to help them refine their design. In just a short period of time, they were able to get a sense of the thought, strategy and planning that goes into landscape architecture and design.

We were truly inspired by their imagination!

Thank you for inviting us Girls, Inc.! To learn more about Girls, Inc. visit their website here