High Performance Landscapes

The West Dallas Youth Farm

Kevin Sloan was the instructor for a Graduate Architecture Studio at the UT-Arlington School of Architecture that developed a concept and a builder’s set of construction documents for a five-acre Farm Park in West Dallas. A Little League baseball field, a shade pavilion and vegetable planting rows elevated by repurposed concrete highway barriers, are assimilated into a productive and usable public space. Dean Donald Gatzke conceptualized the program out of his prior experience at Tulane and knowledge of the pioneering “Grow Dat” Youth Farm in New Orleans.