Growing Edge Community Garden Shade House

Emergent Structures is extremely proud to be a partner in the Growing Edge Community Collaboration for Green Groceries, a 15-agency partnership dedicated to establishing a healthy food resource center on the west side of Savannah. This amazing partnership has come together through a $110,000.00 Live Well, Be Well grant from Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation. Emergent Structures and Greenline Architecture led the design/build of a stylish shade house made from reclaimed materials.

The project was a 2016 finalist for the AIA Georgia Award in the Design + Innovation, Built Projects category.

With reclaimed window sash from the old Tybee Police Station, cinderblock reclaimed from three Savannah sites, doors and sink reclaimed from sites in Savannah, glass from DIRTT Environmental Solutions’ manufacturing waste stream and pavers reclaimed from another work site, this structure is 75% reclaimed materials!

Thanks got to Keith Howington (Emergent Structures’ VP and project manager), Eric O’Niell, designer, both from Greenline Architecture, as well as Andy McGarity of  Rives E. Worrell Co./JE Dunn who made it all happen!

Thanks to Kirutungo Productions for the great video!