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The Edible Garden and Classroom at Tyler Arboretum provides seed to table learning about healthy eating, healthy living and sustaining healthy land. Designed at the residential scale, the garden showcases horticulture for the home gardener and connections to the food web that supports all life on earth. The Garden Classroom at the center of the Edible Garden offers year-round opportunities for garden education programs, camp activities, school groups, cooking classes and more. The multipurpose classroom includes a kitchen and opens to terraces on both sides.


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Inspired by the Tyler Arboretum’s mission to use natural resources to stimulate an understanding of the living world, the primary exterior roof and wall material of the Classroom Building is terra cotta. Like the baked earth terracotta flower pots common to all types of gardening, the Classroom Building is a vessel for horticultural and food education. To amplify this connection, the Ludowici tiles are fired without glaze mixtures that would alter the natural brownish orange color. A small amount of surface texture was added prior to firing to create tiles capable of hosting airborne microorganisms, pollens, and mosses. 

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Ludowici Tile walls and roof

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The corners, rakes, eaves, and ridge are formed from two and three faced Ludowici tiles 



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Job Posting: Architectural Designer

We are seeking a full-time architectural designer with exceptional graphic and illustration skills as well as drafting abilities. The roles and responsibilities of the Architectural Designer position include broad exposure to many aspects of project design and delivery, including participation in developing design concepts, creating presentation materials, working on construction documents, and assisting in construction administration. The candidate must be adaptable and able to work to prioritizing tasks with Project Architect supervision; demonstrate an imaginative, creative and innovative design solutions to technical problems; be flexible, a motivated multi-tasker, detail-oriented, and a hard-working team player. View full role description here. 



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