Bergmann worked closely with the Vision Rehabilitation Center staff at the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ABVI) to design a private garden and playground for specialized training. The design team worked with playground supplier, Parkitects, to select the appropriate elements and place them on site to comply with proper playground design requirements. Multiple ground plane materials were used, such as stamped concrete, gravel, brick pavers, limestone and standard concrete. This provided the students an opportunity to learn to use a white cane. Aromatic vegetation was planted to heighten the sense of smell within the space. Also, right on the ABVI campus, a children’s playground was designed and built to provide access to musical instruments, slides, climbing elements, balance beams and swings to help visually impaired children learn the use of playgrounds.
2014 | Merit Award of Achievement - New York Upstate Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)