The Nueva School community entrusted BTD with the conceptualization of a sensitive yet playful space where students could reflect on and celebrate the life of a schoolmate. The forested open space adjacent to the main play area was selected for its naturally soothing character and it’s place on the edge of the woods. Simple wooden platforms serve multiple functions: seating to take in views, stages for imaginative or active play and non-obtrusive memorial tributes. The memorial phrase, selected by the family, was carved into cedar and backed with mirror to play with the dynamic, changing light in the environment. We've heard positive comments from adults and students savoring the experience of this unique space.