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Community Gardens: Giving Back Through Design

June 16, 2022

The Well at Oxon Run is now open to the public! The Well, managed by DC Greens, is an “intergenerational farm and community wellness space” that will offer a pick-your-own flower garden, herb and pollinator gardens, a chicken coop, farm stand, library, and even an amphitheater. This community gathering point will provide gardening classes for all ages. This one-acre site is located in Oxon Run Park in Ward 8. There are opportunities to volunteer for a shift “on the farm” or to use the venue for a company gathering.

SK&A’s involvement here commenced in 2019 when long-time client JBG began assembling a team of design partners to help make this vision a reality. The team, which also included WDG Architecture and SHoP Architects, donated generously of their time and talents. SK&A provided the structural design pro bono, as a way to give back to the DC community. The construction work was performed by local hands, with DC’s MCN Build as Contractor and MLG as Construction Manager.

SK&A’s structural design team for The Well included Hakan Onel, PE, SE, Bing Rao, PE, and Anda Shi, EIT.

Learn more about The Well here.