Pasadena Playhouse District honors Fuller for its friendly enviornment
Fuller has received a “Walkability Award” from the
Pasadena Playhouse District Association for creating and maintaining a pedestrian-friendly environment at its Pasadena campus.
The award was given to Fuller at
the Pasadena Playhouse District Association's 17th annual meeting and celebration last month.
Commendation for Fuller's welcoming, "walkable" campus focused particularly on its new Worship Garden, located in an area open to Union Street, behind the Prayer Garden and across from the David Allan Hubbard Library.
The Worship Garden, which opened last year, was designed to offer a multi-use space featuring a palette of drought-tolerant and native plantings that compliment the Hubbard Library and tie in
elements of Fuller's existing campus landscape.
"Natural boulders define the boundaries of the garden and provide a place to sit and
reflect," explains Randy Smith, facilities director in Fuller's
Building Services Department. Boulders arranged in a circle within the garden further offer a space conducive to small gatherings for fellowship, study, or worship.
Adds Smith, "A basin at one corner provides
environmentally friendly drainage and the planted material require
little water, making the garden easier to maintain."
The Pasadena Playhouse District Association (PDA),
a non-profit corporation formed in 1995, is dedicated to managing and marketing
Pasadena’s Playhouse District, an area encompassing approximately one square mile in the city of Pasadena. PDA promotes the economic vitality of the
Playhouse District as a center of culture, commerce, and community in the
heart of the city. It leverages private investment and brings further public
investment to the district area, leading to improved
property values and a more vibrant economic environment.