Tucson House Blue Moon Garden Wins Arizona ASLA Award
May 28, 2013
Norris Design recently won the Honor Award from ASLA's Arizona Chapter
for the Tucson House Blue Moon Garden
Built by the City of Tucson with grant funding, the public garden is a catalyst garden, created to further the Oracle Area Revitalization Project
(OARP) – an initiative by the City to improve and revitalize the neighborhood.
As the first fully-accessible community garden in Tucson, it caters to Tucson House residents, many who struggle with disabilities. Utilizing a 15,000 gallon rainwater harvesting tank and A/C condensate from a nearby building to water the plants, the garden will ultimately provide fresh produce for up to 36 families.
Original concepts for the garden were developed by University of Arizona architecture students. Norris Design’s Tucson office
completed the design
, construction drawings and construction administration, as well as designed interpretive signage
that would be featured throughout the garden as an educational tool.