ZDA Fall 2014 Update

ZDA Fall 2014 Update

ZDA is Growing

Meet our newest Landscape Architect, Molly Wagner, PLA, ASLA!molly-wagner_bio_125x125

Molly joined the ZDA team in March with a passion for creative problem solving and artistic design solutions. Recently returned to her Midwest roots, she began her career with award-winning Pacific Northwest landscape architecture firm, Murase Associates, where she worked extensively with educational institutions to develop programmed educational spaces from initial concept through final installation.

In her down time, Molly enjoys the outdoors, open water, cooking, knitting, & sewing.


For more information on our award-winning team, visit zdainc.com

Dane Buy Local- Shift Your Shopping Holiday Give-away

PrintMake your shopping dollars go further.  Support local businesses this holiday season and enter to WIN great prizes now thru Dec. 31st during the Shift Your Shopping-  Holiday Give-away.

ZDA is offering a ‘Local’vore basket filled with goods for the home and garden from  all local purveyors.

To enter, visit our office or check us out on Facebook.

Visit danebuylocal.com for all the locations and more give-away details.

Natural Play and Outdoor Learning Continues…

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From concept to reality, the MCMS natural playground is inspiring imaginative play and exploration.

Aardvark Stage:  

Phase three of the MCMS master plan is complete!  Reclaimed from their previous location and carefully restored by a local volunteer artist, the beloved “animal sculptures” found their new home in the playground. These one-of-a-kind sculptures create a sparkling backdrop for theAardvark Stage. Our summer intern Faustine, visiting with us from Paris, France, helped illustrate the concepts for the stage area (shown above).

Youth Gardens and Outdoor Classroom

Another huge accomplishment is the installation of the outdoor classroom with youth gardens just out the school’s back door.  This new space provides opportunities to take learning outside, grow healthy snacks, and explore huge boulders gathered from around Wisconsin.

This fall, ZDA also assisted with another community work day for families and friends of MCMS to pitch in on the maintenance, planting, and installation of the playground.

Stay tuned for more updates on this exciting project!

PARK(ing) Day 2014 

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ZDA hosted a one-day pocket park in downtown Madison, as part of PARK(ing) Day 2014. During this annual world-wide event, a metered parking stall is transformed into a temporary public park. This year, ZDA’s PARK(ing) space promoted the benefits of bicycle and alternative transportation as part of a healthier and more sustainable city.  Thank you to Madrax/Thomas Steel and Premium Waters for furnishing our park with benches, bike racks, and refreshing water.


To learn more about Park(ing) Day, visit parkingday.org.

Bright Ideas

For ideas on outdoor lighting, check out Light the Night in Madison
Originals Magazine’s current issue. View online at madisonoriginalsmagazine.com, and click on the “current issue” icon, or pick up a copy in your favorite Madison restaurant, grocery store or business.

More tips and techniques are available to view in the archives at zdainc.com

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