January 18, 2022

Although 2021 was a year of remote work and staff transitions, the Sasaki Foundation continued our impact through active community-based research, public programming, and design education. We’re proud of the work we and our partners accomplished this past year.

February 11, 2021

In 2020, the Sasaki Foundation celebrated our 20th anniversary. While the year brought many unexpected challenges, the COVID-19 pandemic and the summer of racial reckoning highlighted the importance of our work in harnessing the power of design thinking to promote equity and empower local communities. Thanks to generous donors, thoughtful partners, and engaged research teams, we were able to adapt, deliver on our mission, and celebrate impact in the communities we serve.

e-Newsletter

Stay updated with the latest stories, news, and events.
March 28, 2019

2018 was a momentous year for the Sasaki Foundation. We launched the Incubator at Sasaki in April to the Greater Boston community and welcomed new tenants to the coworking space. In June, the Foundation published a new website, and in September, the Board of Directors established a new direction for the Foundation by completing a strategic plan outlining activities in three major priority areas—community learning and engagement, research and experimentation, and professional practice and growth.

WP_Query Object
(
    [query] => Array
        (
            [post_type] => Array
                (
                    [0] => post
                )

            [post_status] => Array
                (
                    [0] => publish
                )

            [posts_per_page] => 1
        )

    [query_vars] => Array
        (
            [post_type] => Array
                (
                    [0] => post
                )

            [post_status] => Array
                (
                    [0] => publish
                )

            [posts_per_page] => 1
            [error] => 
            [m] => 
            [p] => 0
            [post_parent] => 
            [subpost] => 
            [subpost_id] => 
            [attachment] => 
            [attachment_id] => 0
            [name] => 
            [pagename] => 
            [page_id] => 0
            [second] => 
            [minute] => 
            [hour] => 
            [day] => 0
            [monthnum] => 0
            [year] => 0
            [w] => 0
            [category_name] => 
            [tag] => 
            [cat] => 
            [tag_id] => 
            [author] => 
            [author_name] => 
            [feed] => 
            [tb] => 
            [paged] => 0
            [meta_key] => 
            [meta_value] => 
            [preview] => 
            [s] => 
            [sentence] => 
            [title] => 
            [fields] => 
            [menu_order] => 
            [embed] => 
            [category__in] => Array
                (
                )

            [category__not_in] => Array
                (
                )

            [category__and] => Array
                (
                )

            [post__in] => Array
                (
                )

            [post__not_in] => Array
                (
                )

            [post_name__in] => Array
                (
                )

            [tag__in] => Array
                (
                )

            [tag__not_in] => Array
                (
                )

            [tag__and] => Array
                (
                )

            [tag_slug__in] => Array
                (
                )

            [tag_slug__and] => Array
                (
                )

            [post_parent__in] => Array
                (
                )

            [post_parent__not_in] => Array
                (
                )

            [author__in] => Array
                (
                )

            [author__not_in] => Array
                (
                )

            [ignore_sticky_posts] => 
            [suppress_filters] => 
            [cache_results] => 1
            [update_post_term_cache] => 1
            [lazy_load_term_meta] => 1
            [update_post_meta_cache] => 1
            [nopaging] => 
            [comments_per_page] => 50
            [no_found_rows] => 
            [order] => DESC
        )

    [tax_query] => WP_Tax_Query Object
        (
            [queries] => Array
                (
                )

            [relation] => AND
            [table_aliases:protected] => Array
                (
                )

            [queried_terms] => Array
                (
                )

            [primary_table] => wp_posts
            [primary_id_column] => ID
        )

    [meta_query] => WP_Meta_Query Object
        (
            [queries] => Array
                (
                )

            [relation] => 
            [meta_table] => 
            [meta_id_column] => 
            [primary_table] => 
            [primary_id_column] => 
            [table_aliases:protected] => Array
                (
                )

            [clauses:protected] => Array
                (
                )

            [has_or_relation:protected] => 
        )

    [date_query] => 
    [request] => SELECT SQL_CALC_FOUND_ROWS  wp_posts.ID FROM wp_posts  WHERE 1=1  AND wp_posts.post_type = 'post' AND ((wp_posts.post_status = 'publish'))  ORDER BY wp_posts.post_date DESC LIMIT 0, 1
    [posts] => Array
        (
            [0] => WP_Post Object
                (
                    [ID] => 234631
                    [post_author] => 6
                    [post_date] => 2022-08-30 23:55:21
                    [post_date_gmt] => 2022-08-31 03:55:21
                    [post_content] => [et_pb_section fb_built="1" module_class="mongo-image" _builder_version="4.16.0" background_image="https://www.sasakifoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/01_SEED2022_blogheader.png" global_colors_info="{}"][et_pb_row column_structure="1_8,3_4,1_8" module_class="mongo-image-with-text" _builder_version="4.16" background_size="initial" background_position="top_left" background_repeat="repeat" global_colors_info="{}"][et_pb_column type="1_8" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="3_4" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][et_pb_text admin_label="Header small text" module_class="slide-big" _builder_version="4.16.0" global_colors_info="{}"]August 30, 2022[/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label="Header big text" module_class="slide-white slide-massive-2 " _builder_version="4.16.0" custom_css_main_element="font-size:6vw;||line-height:6.2vw;" global_colors_info="{}"]

SEED students design garden classrooms for public schools

[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="1_8" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section fb_built="1" module_class="padding-top-0" _builder_version="4.16" background_image="https://www.sasakifoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/blog-background.png" background_size="initial" background_position="top_left" global_colors_info="{}"][et_pb_row column_structure="1_8,3_4,1_8" _builder_version="4.16" custom_margin="50px|||" global_colors_info="{}"][et_pb_column type="1_8" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="3_4" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][et_pb_text admin_label="Post Date" module_class="post-date" _builder_version="4.16.0" text_font="|600|||||||" text_text_color="#d59999" text_font_size="20px" text_letter_spacing="2px" text_line_height="24px" custom_margin="||20px|" text_font_size_last_edited="off|" global_colors_info="{}"]August 30, 2022[/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label="Post Title" _builder_version="4.16.0" text_font="|700|||||||" text_font_size="40px" text_line_height="48px" custom_margin="||50px|" global_colors_info="{}"]SEED students design garden classrooms for Boston Public Schools[/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label="Author" module_class="post-date" _builder_version="4.16.0" text_font="|600|||||||" text_text_color="#d59999" text_font_size="20px" text_letter_spacing="2px" text_line_height="24px" custom_margin="||20px|" text_font_size_last_edited="off|" global_colors_info="{}"]Estefany Benitez[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="1_8" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row column_structure="1_8,3_4,1_8" _builder_version="4.16" background_size="initial" background_position="top_left" background_repeat="repeat" global_colors_info="{}"][et_pb_column type="1_8" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="3_4" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][et_pb_text module_class="bod-bio body-text" _builder_version="4.16.0" global_colors_info="{}"]

This summer, the Sasaki Foundation hosted our fifth annual Summer Exploratory Experience in Design (SEED) program. SEED is a six-week paid internship for high school students from the Boston area. With the help of teaching assistants, Sasaki design mentors, and partner organizations, the students learn about careers in the design field and develop their own projects.

[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="1_8" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row column_structure="1_8,3_8,1_2" module_class="sasaki-half-image-content-box" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="50px||50px|" global_colors_info="{}"][et_pb_column type="1_8" module_class="order-1" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="3_8" module_class="order-3" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][et_pb_text module_class="sasaki-post-content body-text" _builder_version="4.16.0" text_font_size="20px" text_line_height="24px" header_3_font="|700|||||||" header_3_font_size="40px" global_colors_info="{}"]

​​This year, we welcomed eleven high school students from neighborhoods across Greater Boston, including Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Mattapan, Roxbury, Belmont, and Cambridge. After two years of running the program remotely, we had the pleasure of being able to once again host this summer’s internship program at the Sasaki office. It was refreshing to see the design process and collaboration happen in person.

Each week, as part of the design coursework, students attended project presentations and introductory workshops with Sasaki staff to learn about different aspects of the design field. Each week students also had the opportunity to interview a Sasaki principal and were free to ask the leaders anything. Each principal specializes in a different discipline and collectively provided broad and valuable insight on the educational and career pathways they took, the design industry, and impactful projects that Sasaki has spearheaded.

[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="1_2" module_class="right-col-padding-left-only order-2" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][et_pb_image src="https://www.sasakifoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/02_SEED2022_blog.png" title_text="02_SEED2022_blog" align_tablet="center" align_phone="" align_last_edited="on|desktop" admin_label="SEED site visit" _builder_version="4.16.0" global_colors_info="{}"][/et_pb_image][et_pb_text admin_label="Caption1" module_class="caption-1 margin-top-50" _builder_version="4.16.0" custom_padding="|||50px" global_colors_info="{}"]

SEED students tour the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway

[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row column_structure="1_8,3_4,1_8" _builder_version="4.16" background_size="initial" background_position="top_left" background_repeat="repeat" global_colors_info="{}"][et_pb_column type="1_8" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="3_4" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][et_pb_text module_class="bod-bio body-text" _builder_version="4.16.0" global_colors_info="{}"]

SEED students were also able to explore Boston’s natural and cultural resources. Through the National Park Service they visited the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site in Brookline, and toured Spectacle Island with Save the Harbor/Save the Bay. Students learned about growing food in an urban environment at the Urban Farming Institute in Mattapan, where they also learned about the role of crop diversity in soil and plant health. Students visited the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway to learn about the Big Dig and the sustainable horticulture practices that allow the Greenway to thrive in an urban environment. This year’s curriculum also included several project site visits with the Boston Planning and Redevelopment Agency, DREAM Collaborative, and Toole Design Group, and a visit to Alison Croney Moses's studio.

[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="1_8" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row column_structure="1_2,1_2" module_class="sasaki-half-image-content-box" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="50px||50px|" global_colors_info="{}"][et_pb_column type="1_2" module_class="order-1" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][et_pb_image src="https://www.sasakifoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/03_SEED2022_blog.png" title_text="03_SEED2022_blog" align_tablet="center" align_phone="" align_last_edited="on|desktop" admin_label="Olmsted tour" _builder_version="4.16.0" global_colors_info="{}"][/et_pb_image][et_pb_text admin_label="Caption1" module_class="caption-1 left-col-caption-1 margin-top-50" _builder_version="4.16.0" custom_padding="|||50px" global_colors_info="{}"]

SEED students explore landscape architecture at the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site in Brookline, MA

[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="1_2" module_class="right-col-padding order-2" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][et_pb_text module_class="bod-bio body-text" _builder_version="4.16.0" global_colors_info="{}"]

Throughout the six-week internship, SEED students worked in three small teams to design outdoor garden classrooms for Boston Public Schools (BPS), for use both by BPS students and by their local communities. The project was based on a major initiative by the City of Boston focused on food justice and equitable access within many Boston neighborhoods in an effort to bring food closer to those with the greatest need. SEED focused on how small scale neighborhood interventions can begin to change the level of access for all of Boston’s residents, leading to a healthier, more supported and equitable city.

After careful site analysis, students selected David A. Ellis Elementary School in Roxbury, Mattahunt Elementary School in Mattapan, and the John D. O'Bryant School of Mathematics and Science in Roxbury for their garden classroom projects. Each week's topic supported the students' design process, culminating in a final presentation of their project designs to their Sasaki design mentors, Sasaki principals, and other Sasaki staff. It was truly inspiring to see how much work, attention to detail, and dedication they had put into each project.

[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row column_structure="1_8,3_4,1_8" _builder_version="4.16" background_size="initial" background_position="top_left" background_repeat="repeat" global_colors_info="{}"][et_pb_column type="1_8" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="3_4" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][et_pb_text module_class="bod-bio body-text" _builder_version="4.16.0" global_colors_info="{}"]

Overall it was quite a jam-packed summer. The students greatly benefited from each experience, and everything they learned from each mentor, principal, tour, and site visit was interwoven in the design of their projects and delivery of their presentations.

[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="1_8" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row column_structure="1_8,3_4,1_8" _builder_version="4.16" background_size="initial" background_position="top_left" background_repeat="repeat" global_colors_info="{}"][et_pb_column type="1_8" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="3_4" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][et_pb_gallery gallery_ids="234644,234646,234647,234650,234648,234645,234649,234651,234643" posts_number="9" show_pagination="off" _builder_version="4.16.0" _module_preset="default" global_colors_info="{}"][/et_pb_gallery][et_pb_text module_class="bod-bio body-text" _builder_version="4.16.0" global_colors_info="{}"]

Get a closer look at this summer's SEED experience on Instagram with #SasakiFdnSEED2022, and watch all three teams' final presentations on YouTube.

[/et_pb_text][et_pb_video src="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLde8GRknWSOTYaZN0kNB2158yLTnalJfg" _builder_version="4.16.0" _module_preset="default" global_colors_info="{}"][/et_pb_video][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="1_8" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row column_structure="1_8,3_4,1_8" _builder_version="4.16" background_size="initial" background_position="top_left" background_repeat="repeat" global_colors_info="{}"][et_pb_column type="1_8" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="3_4" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][et_pb_text admin_label="acknowledgements" module_class="sasaki-post-content body-text" _builder_version="4.16.0" text_font_size="20px" text_line_height="24px" header_3_font="|700|||||||" header_3_font_size="40px" hover_enabled="0" global_colors_info="{}" sticky_enabled="0"]

 

The Sasaki Foundation would like to thank this summer’s TAs: Greggy Bazile and Shemar Stewart, and all of our Sasaki design mentors: Isaac Andrade, Gandong Cai, Nick Dyer, Diana Gallo, Mario Ghosn, Gabe Jenkins, Felicia Jiang, Carrie Latimer, Amanda Lennon, Joude El-Mabsout, Karen Mata Ortas, Yasmin Maura-Orihuela, Mytreyi Metta, Yixin Miao, Emily Parris, Daniel Pryor, and Fangli Zhang.

We also would like to thank the Sasaki principals who took part in the weekly interviews: principal and architect Lan Ying Ip, AIA; CEO James Miner, AICP; principal and urban designer Mary Anne Ocampo; associate principal and architectural project manager/designer Ivelisse Otero, principal and architect Chris Sgarzi, AIA, LEED AP; and principal, landscape architect, and Chair of Design Culture Tao Zhang, ASLA, PLA, LEED AP ND, SITES AP.

A special thank you to Estefany Benitez, Hana Estice, and Matthew Arielly for program support and photography, and to Sydney Bittinger, Diana Gallo, Elango Govindan, Ming-Jen Hsueh, Chetan Kulkarni, Annie Langlois, Jason Ng, Jay Nothoff, Scott Penman, Tristan Rock, Sudeshna Sen, and Lanmuzhi Yang for introducing the students to Sasaki's various disciplines and a variety of projects.

A final thanks to all of our partners for the time they spent introducing students to their projects and expertise: Alison Croney Moses, Boston Planning and Development Agency, Boston Society for Architecture, Cambridge Savings Bank, DREAM Collaborative, National Park Service (Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site), the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, Save the Harbor/Save the Bay, Toole Design Group, and the Urban Farming Institute.

 

[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="1_8" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row column_structure="1_8,3_4,1_8" _builder_version="4.16" use_background_color_gradient="on" background_image="https://www.sasakifoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/previous-post.png" custom_padding="100px||100px|" global_colors_info="{}"][et_pb_column type="1_8" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="3_4" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][et_pb_text admin_label="PREVIOUS POST" _builder_version="4.16" text_font="|600|||||||" text_font_size="20px" text_letter_spacing="2px" text_line_height="24px" global_colors_info="{}"]PREVIOUS POST[/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label="Previous Post Link" _builder_version="4.16.0" text_font="|700|||||||" text_font_size="40px" text_line_height="48px" custom_margin="50px|||" global_colors_info="{}"]Sasaki Foundation Announces Design Grants Winners[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="1_8" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row column_structure="1_8,3_8,3_8,1_8" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="100px||100px|" global_colors_info="{}"][et_pb_column type="1_8" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="3_8" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][et_pb_text admin_label="Twitter" module_class="twitter-heading" _builder_version="4.16" text_font="|600|||||||" text_font_size="20px" text_letter_spacing="2px" text_line_height="24px" global_colors_info="{}"]TWITTER[/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label="Twitter Feed" module_class="twitter-feed" _builder_version="4.16" global_colors_info="{}"][custom-twitter-feeds] [/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label="Follow Us Link" module_class="follow-us-link-wrapper" _builder_version="4.16" text_font="|700|||||||" text_text_color="#ffffff" text_font_size="20px" text_letter_spacing="5px" text_line_height="27px" global_colors_info="{}"]Follow Us[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="3_8" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][et_pb_text admin_label="E-Newsletter Form" _builder_version="4.16" global_colors_info="{}"][gravityform id="1" title="true" description="true" ajax="true"] [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="1_8" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section fb_built="1" module_class="footer-section" _builder_version="3.7" background_color="#222222" global_module="104" global_colors_info="{}"][et_pb_row column_structure="1_4,1_4,1_4,1_4" module_class="footer-row" _builder_version="4.16" background_size="initial" background_position="top_left" background_repeat="repeat" global_colors_info="{}"][et_pb_column type="1_4" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][et_pb_image src="https://www.sasakifoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/logo-white@2x.png" align_tablet="center" align_phone="" align_last_edited="on|desktop" admin_label="logo" module_class="footer-logo" _builder_version="4.16" max_width="50%" global_colors_info="{}"][/et_pb_image][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="1_4" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][et_pb_text admin_label="sponsors" module_class="footer-subhead" _builder_version="4.16" text_text_color="#ffffff" global_colors_info="{}"]

OUR SPONSORS

[/et_pb_text][et_pb_image src="https://www.sasakifoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/sasaki-logo-white@2x.png" url="http://www.sasaki.com/" url_new_window="on" align_tablet="center" align_phone="" align_last_edited="on|desktop" admin_label="Sasaki logo" module_class="footer-sponsor" _builder_version="4.16" global_colors_info="{}"][/et_pb_image][et_pb_image src="https://www.sasakifoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/BarrFdn_Primary_REVERSE_footer.png" url="https://www.barrfoundation.org/" url_new_window="on" align_tablet="center" align_phone="" align_last_edited="on|desktop" disabled_on="on|on|on" admin_label="Barr logo" module_class="footer-sponsor" _builder_version="4.16.0" disabled="on" global_colors_info="{}"][/et_pb_image][et_pb_image src="http://www.sasakifoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/asa-white-logo-2.png" url="http://www.sasaki.com/" url_new_window="on" disabled_on="on|on|on" admin_label="ASA logo" module_class="footer-sponsor margin-left-40" _builder_version="4.16" always_center_on_mobile="off" disabled="on" global_colors_info="{}"][/et_pb_image][et_pb_image src="http://www.sasakifoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/columbia-logo-NEW-darkbackground.png" title_text="columbia-logo-NEW-darkbackground" url="http://www.columbiacc.com/" url_new_window="on" align_tablet="center" align_phone="" align_last_edited="on|desktop" disabled_on="on|on|on" admin_label="Columbia logo" module_class="footer-sponsor" _builder_version="4.16.0" disabled="on" global_colors_info="{}"][/et_pb_image][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="1_4" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][et_pb_text admin_label="contact" module_class="footer-subhead" _builder_version="4.16" text_text_color="#ffffff" text_font_size="16px" global_colors_info="{}"]

CONTACT US

[/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label="address" module_class="footer-text-block footer-font-size-80" _builder_version="4.16" global_colors_info="{}"]

Sasaki Foundation
64 Pleasant Street
Watertown, MA 02472

[/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label="phone/email/social" module_class="footer-text-block footer-font-size-80" _builder_version="4.16" global_colors_info="{}"]

+1 617 923 7330
info@sasakifoundation.org
@sasakifdn

[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="1_4" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][et_pb_text admin_label="updates" module_class="footer-subhead" _builder_version="4.16" text_font_size="16px" global_colors_info="{}"]

GET UPDATES FROM US

[/et_pb_text][et_pb_code admin_label="MailChimp Signup" _builder_version="4.16.0" _module_preset="default" global_colors_info="{}"]
* indicates required
[/et_pb_code][et_pb_text disabled_on="on|on|on" admin_label="Get Updates Form" module_class="get-updates-form" _builder_version="4.16" disabled="on" global_colors_info="{}"]

[gravityform id="5" title="false" description="false" ajax="true"]

[/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label="copyright" module_class="footer-all-rights" _builder_version="4.16.0" text_text_color="#ffffff" text_font_size="13px" global_colors_info="{}"]

@2022 Hideo Sasaki Foundation. All rights reserved.

[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section fb_built="1" module_class="footer-section-mobile" _builder_version="4.16" background_color="#222222" global_colors_info="{}"][et_pb_row _builder_version="4.16" background_size="initial" background_position="top_left" background_repeat="repeat" global_colors_info="{}"][et_pb_column type="4_4" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][et_pb_image src="https://www.sasakifoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/logo-white@2x.png" align_tablet="center" align_phone="" align_last_edited="on|desktop" admin_label="logo" module_class="footer-logo" _builder_version="4.16" max_width="50%" global_colors_info="{}"][/et_pb_image][et_pb_text admin_label="Sponsors" module_class="body-h2 white" _builder_version="4.16" global_colors_info="{}"]OUR SPONSORS[/et_pb_text][et_pb_image src="https://www.sasakifoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/sasaki-logo-white@2x.png" url="http://www.sasaki.com/" url_new_window="on" admin_label="Sasaki logo" module_class="footer-sponsor margin-left-40" _builder_version="4.16" always_center_on_mobile="off" global_colors_info="{}"][/et_pb_image][et_pb_image src="https://www.sasakifoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/columbia_white.png" url="http://www.columbiacc.com/" url_new_window="on" admin_label="Columbia logo" module_class="footer-sponsor margin-left-40" _builder_version="4.16" always_center_on_mobile="off" global_colors_info="{}"][/et_pb_image][et_pb_text admin_label="Contact" module_class="footer-subhead" _builder_version="4.16" text_text_color="#ffffff" text_font_size="16px" global_colors_info="{}"]CONTACT US[/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label="address" module_class="footer-text-block" _builder_version="4.16" global_colors_info="{}"]Sasaki Foundation 64 Pleasant Street Watertown, MA 02472[/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label="phone/email/social" module_class="footer-text-block" _builder_version="4.16" global_colors_info="{}"]+1 617 923 7330 info@sasakifoundation.org @sasakifdn[/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label="get updates" module_class="footer-subhead" _builder_version="4.16" text_font_size="16px" global_colors_info="{}"]GET UPDATES FROM US[/et_pb_text][et_pb_contact_form captcha="off" email="info@sasakifoundation.org" submit_button_text="SEND" disabled_on="on|on|on" module_id="et_pb_contact_form_1" module_class="footer-contact-form" _builder_version="4.16" _unique_id="4aeb0d1a-f693-4494-b362-a2006a47cda0" form_field_text_align="left" custom_button="on" button_text_color="#ffffff" button_bg_color="#000000" button_border_width="0" border_radii="on|10px|10px|10px|10px" border_width_all="1px" border_color_all="#d4d4d4" disabled="on" global_colors_info="{}"][et_pb_contact_field field_id="Email" field_title="Email Address" field_type="email" fullwidth_field="on" _builder_version="4.16" form_field_background_color="#393939" form_field_text_color="#888888" border_radii="on|10px|10px|10px|10px" border_width_all="1px" border_color_all="#d4d4d4" field_background_color="#393939" global_colors_info="{}" button_text_size__hover_enabled="off" button_one_text_size__hover_enabled="off" button_two_text_size__hover_enabled="off" button_text_color__hover_enabled="off" button_one_text_color__hover_enabled="off" button_two_text_color__hover_enabled="off" button_border_width__hover_enabled="off" button_one_border_width__hover_enabled="off" button_two_border_width__hover_enabled="off" button_border_color__hover_enabled="off" button_one_border_color__hover_enabled="off" button_two_border_color__hover_enabled="off" button_border_radius__hover_enabled="off" button_one_border_radius__hover_enabled="off" button_two_border_radius__hover_enabled="off" button_letter_spacing__hover_enabled="off" button_one_letter_spacing__hover_enabled="off" button_two_letter_spacing__hover_enabled="off" button_bg_color__hover_enabled="off" button_one_bg_color__hover_enabled="off" button_two_bg_color__hover_enabled="off"][/et_pb_contact_field][/et_pb_contact_form][et_pb_text admin_label="Get Updates Form" module_class="get-updates-form" _builder_version="4.16" global_colors_info="{}"][gravityform id="5" title="false" description="false" ajax="true"] [/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label="copyright" module_class="footer-all-rights" _builder_version="4.16" text_text_color="#ffffff" text_font_size="13px" global_colors_info="{}"]@2019 Hideo Sasaki Foundation. All rights reserved.[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section] [post_title] => SEED students design classroom gardens for Boston Public Schools [post_excerpt] => This summer, the Sasaki Foundation hosted our fifth annual Summer Exploratory Experience in Design (SEED) program. SEED is a six-week paid internship for high school students from the Boston area. With the help of teaching assistants, Sasaki design mentors, and partner organizations, the students learn about careers in the design field and develop their own projects. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => seed-students-design-classroom-gardens-for-boston-public-schools [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2022-09-01 09:30:28 [post_modified_gmt] => 2022-09-01 13:30:28 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.sasakifoundation.org/?p=234631 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) ) [post_count] => 1 [current_post] => -1 [in_the_loop] => [post] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 234631 [post_author] => 6 [post_date] => 2022-08-30 23:55:21 [post_date_gmt] => 2022-08-31 03:55:21 [post_content] => [et_pb_section fb_built="1" module_class="mongo-image" _builder_version="4.16.0" background_image="https://www.sasakifoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/01_SEED2022_blogheader.png" global_colors_info="{}"][et_pb_row column_structure="1_8,3_4,1_8" module_class="mongo-image-with-text" _builder_version="4.16" background_size="initial" background_position="top_left" background_repeat="repeat" global_colors_info="{}"][et_pb_column type="1_8" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="3_4" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][et_pb_text admin_label="Header small text" module_class="slide-big" _builder_version="4.16.0" global_colors_info="{}"]August 30, 2022[/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label="Header big text" module_class="slide-white slide-massive-2 " _builder_version="4.16.0" custom_css_main_element="font-size:6vw;||line-height:6.2vw;" global_colors_info="{}"]

SEED students design garden classrooms for public schools

[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="1_8" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section fb_built="1" module_class="padding-top-0" _builder_version="4.16" background_image="https://www.sasakifoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/blog-background.png" background_size="initial" background_position="top_left" global_colors_info="{}"][et_pb_row column_structure="1_8,3_4,1_8" _builder_version="4.16" custom_margin="50px|||" global_colors_info="{}"][et_pb_column type="1_8" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="3_4" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][et_pb_text admin_label="Post Date" module_class="post-date" _builder_version="4.16.0" text_font="|600|||||||" text_text_color="#d59999" text_font_size="20px" text_letter_spacing="2px" text_line_height="24px" custom_margin="||20px|" text_font_size_last_edited="off|" global_colors_info="{}"]August 30, 2022[/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label="Post Title" _builder_version="4.16.0" text_font="|700|||||||" text_font_size="40px" text_line_height="48px" custom_margin="||50px|" global_colors_info="{}"]SEED students design garden classrooms for Boston Public Schools[/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label="Author" module_class="post-date" _builder_version="4.16.0" text_font="|600|||||||" text_text_color="#d59999" text_font_size="20px" text_letter_spacing="2px" text_line_height="24px" custom_margin="||20px|" text_font_size_last_edited="off|" global_colors_info="{}"]Estefany Benitez[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="1_8" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row column_structure="1_8,3_4,1_8" _builder_version="4.16" background_size="initial" background_position="top_left" background_repeat="repeat" global_colors_info="{}"][et_pb_column type="1_8" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="3_4" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][et_pb_text module_class="bod-bio body-text" _builder_version="4.16.0" global_colors_info="{}"]

This summer, the Sasaki Foundation hosted our fifth annual Summer Exploratory Experience in Design (SEED) program. SEED is a six-week paid internship for high school students from the Boston area. With the help of teaching assistants, Sasaki design mentors, and partner organizations, the students learn about careers in the design field and develop their own projects.

[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="1_8" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row column_structure="1_8,3_8,1_2" module_class="sasaki-half-image-content-box" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="50px||50px|" global_colors_info="{}"][et_pb_column type="1_8" module_class="order-1" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="3_8" module_class="order-3" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][et_pb_text module_class="sasaki-post-content body-text" _builder_version="4.16.0" text_font_size="20px" text_line_height="24px" header_3_font="|700|||||||" header_3_font_size="40px" global_colors_info="{}"]

​​This year, we welcomed eleven high school students from neighborhoods across Greater Boston, including Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Mattapan, Roxbury, Belmont, and Cambridge. After two years of running the program remotely, we had the pleasure of being able to once again host this summer’s internship program at the Sasaki office. It was refreshing to see the design process and collaboration happen in person.

Each week, as part of the design coursework, students attended project presentations and introductory workshops with Sasaki staff to learn about different aspects of the design field. Each week students also had the opportunity to interview a Sasaki principal and were free to ask the leaders anything. Each principal specializes in a different discipline and collectively provided broad and valuable insight on the educational and career pathways they took, the design industry, and impactful projects that Sasaki has spearheaded.

[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="1_2" module_class="right-col-padding-left-only order-2" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][et_pb_image src="https://www.sasakifoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/02_SEED2022_blog.png" title_text="02_SEED2022_blog" align_tablet="center" align_phone="" align_last_edited="on|desktop" admin_label="SEED site visit" _builder_version="4.16.0" global_colors_info="{}"][/et_pb_image][et_pb_text admin_label="Caption1" module_class="caption-1 margin-top-50" _builder_version="4.16.0" custom_padding="|||50px" global_colors_info="{}"]

SEED students tour the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway

[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row column_structure="1_8,3_4,1_8" _builder_version="4.16" background_size="initial" background_position="top_left" background_repeat="repeat" global_colors_info="{}"][et_pb_column type="1_8" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="3_4" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][et_pb_text module_class="bod-bio body-text" _builder_version="4.16.0" global_colors_info="{}"]

SEED students were also able to explore Boston’s natural and cultural resources. Through the National Park Service they visited the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site in Brookline, and toured Spectacle Island with Save the Harbor/Save the Bay. Students learned about growing food in an urban environment at the Urban Farming Institute in Mattapan, where they also learned about the role of crop diversity in soil and plant health. Students visited the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway to learn about the Big Dig and the sustainable horticulture practices that allow the Greenway to thrive in an urban environment. This year’s curriculum also included several project site visits with the Boston Planning and Redevelopment Agency, DREAM Collaborative, and Toole Design Group, and a visit to Alison Croney Moses's studio.

[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="1_8" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row column_structure="1_2,1_2" module_class="sasaki-half-image-content-box" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="50px||50px|" global_colors_info="{}"][et_pb_column type="1_2" module_class="order-1" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][et_pb_image src="https://www.sasakifoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/03_SEED2022_blog.png" title_text="03_SEED2022_blog" align_tablet="center" align_phone="" align_last_edited="on|desktop" admin_label="Olmsted tour" _builder_version="4.16.0" global_colors_info="{}"][/et_pb_image][et_pb_text admin_label="Caption1" module_class="caption-1 left-col-caption-1 margin-top-50" _builder_version="4.16.0" custom_padding="|||50px" global_colors_info="{}"]

SEED students explore landscape architecture at the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site in Brookline, MA

[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="1_2" module_class="right-col-padding order-2" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][et_pb_text module_class="bod-bio body-text" _builder_version="4.16.0" global_colors_info="{}"]

Throughout the six-week internship, SEED students worked in three small teams to design outdoor garden classrooms for Boston Public Schools (BPS), for use both by BPS students and by their local communities. The project was based on a major initiative by the City of Boston focused on food justice and equitable access within many Boston neighborhoods in an effort to bring food closer to those with the greatest need. SEED focused on how small scale neighborhood interventions can begin to change the level of access for all of Boston’s residents, leading to a healthier, more supported and equitable city.

After careful site analysis, students selected David A. Ellis Elementary School in Roxbury, Mattahunt Elementary School in Mattapan, and the John D. O'Bryant School of Mathematics and Science in Roxbury for their garden classroom projects. Each week's topic supported the students' design process, culminating in a final presentation of their project designs to their Sasaki design mentors, Sasaki principals, and other Sasaki staff. It was truly inspiring to see how much work, attention to detail, and dedication they had put into each project.

[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row column_structure="1_8,3_4,1_8" _builder_version="4.16" background_size="initial" background_position="top_left" background_repeat="repeat" global_colors_info="{}"][et_pb_column type="1_8" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="3_4" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][et_pb_text module_class="bod-bio body-text" _builder_version="4.16.0" global_colors_info="{}"]

Overall it was quite a jam-packed summer. The students greatly benefited from each experience, and everything they learned from each mentor, principal, tour, and site visit was interwoven in the design of their projects and delivery of their presentations.

[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="1_8" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row column_structure="1_8,3_4,1_8" _builder_version="4.16" background_size="initial" background_position="top_left" background_repeat="repeat" global_colors_info="{}"][et_pb_column type="1_8" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="3_4" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][et_pb_gallery gallery_ids="234644,234646,234647,234650,234648,234645,234649,234651,234643" posts_number="9" show_pagination="off" _builder_version="4.16.0" _module_preset="default" global_colors_info="{}"][/et_pb_gallery][et_pb_text module_class="bod-bio body-text" _builder_version="4.16.0" global_colors_info="{}"]

Get a closer look at this summer's SEED experience on Instagram with #SasakiFdnSEED2022, and watch all three teams' final presentations on YouTube.

[/et_pb_text][et_pb_video src="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLde8GRknWSOTYaZN0kNB2158yLTnalJfg" _builder_version="4.16.0" _module_preset="default" global_colors_info="{}"][/et_pb_video][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="1_8" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row column_structure="1_8,3_4,1_8" _builder_version="4.16" background_size="initial" background_position="top_left" background_repeat="repeat" global_colors_info="{}"][et_pb_column type="1_8" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="3_4" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][et_pb_text admin_label="acknowledgements" module_class="sasaki-post-content body-text" _builder_version="4.16.0" text_font_size="20px" text_line_height="24px" header_3_font="|700|||||||" header_3_font_size="40px" hover_enabled="0" global_colors_info="{}" sticky_enabled="0"]

 

The Sasaki Foundation would like to thank this summer’s TAs: Greggy Bazile and Shemar Stewart, and all of our Sasaki design mentors: Isaac Andrade, Gandong Cai, Nick Dyer, Diana Gallo, Mario Ghosn, Gabe Jenkins, Felicia Jiang, Carrie Latimer, Amanda Lennon, Joude El-Mabsout, Karen Mata Ortas, Yasmin Maura-Orihuela, Mytreyi Metta, Yixin Miao, Emily Parris, Daniel Pryor, and Fangli Zhang.

We also would like to thank the Sasaki principals who took part in the weekly interviews: principal and architect Lan Ying Ip, AIA; CEO James Miner, AICP; principal and urban designer Mary Anne Ocampo; associate principal and architectural project manager/designer Ivelisse Otero, principal and architect Chris Sgarzi, AIA, LEED AP; and principal, landscape architect, and Chair of Design Culture Tao Zhang, ASLA, PLA, LEED AP ND, SITES AP.

A special thank you to Estefany Benitez, Hana Estice, and Matthew Arielly for program support and photography, and to Sydney Bittinger, Diana Gallo, Elango Govindan, Ming-Jen Hsueh, Chetan Kulkarni, Annie Langlois, Jason Ng, Jay Nothoff, Scott Penman, Tristan Rock, Sudeshna Sen, and Lanmuzhi Yang for introducing the students to Sasaki's various disciplines and a variety of projects.

A final thanks to all of our partners for the time they spent introducing students to their projects and expertise: Alison Croney Moses, Boston Planning and Development Agency, Boston Society for Architecture, Cambridge Savings Bank, DREAM Collaborative, National Park Service (Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site), the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, Save the Harbor/Save the Bay, Toole Design Group, and the Urban Farming Institute.

 

[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="1_8" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row column_structure="1_8,3_4,1_8" _builder_version="4.16" use_background_color_gradient="on" background_image="https://www.sasakifoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/previous-post.png" custom_padding="100px||100px|" global_colors_info="{}"][et_pb_column type="1_8" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="3_4" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][et_pb_text admin_label="PREVIOUS POST" _builder_version="4.16" text_font="|600|||||||" text_font_size="20px" text_letter_spacing="2px" text_line_height="24px" global_colors_info="{}"]PREVIOUS POST[/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label="Previous Post Link" _builder_version="4.16.0" text_font="|700|||||||" text_font_size="40px" text_line_height="48px" custom_margin="50px|||" global_colors_info="{}"]Sasaki Foundation Announces Design Grants Winners[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="1_8" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row column_structure="1_8,3_8,3_8,1_8" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="100px||100px|" global_colors_info="{}"][et_pb_column type="1_8" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="3_8" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][et_pb_text admin_label="Twitter" module_class="twitter-heading" _builder_version="4.16" text_font="|600|||||||" text_font_size="20px" text_letter_spacing="2px" text_line_height="24px" global_colors_info="{}"]TWITTER[/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label="Twitter Feed" module_class="twitter-feed" _builder_version="4.16" global_colors_info="{}"][custom-twitter-feeds] [/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label="Follow Us Link" module_class="follow-us-link-wrapper" _builder_version="4.16" text_font="|700|||||||" text_text_color="#ffffff" text_font_size="20px" text_letter_spacing="5px" text_line_height="27px" global_colors_info="{}"]Follow Us[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="3_8" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][et_pb_text admin_label="E-Newsletter Form" _builder_version="4.16" global_colors_info="{}"][gravityform id="1" title="true" description="true" ajax="true"] [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="1_8" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section fb_built="1" module_class="footer-section" _builder_version="3.7" background_color="#222222" global_module="104" global_colors_info="{}"][et_pb_row column_structure="1_4,1_4,1_4,1_4" module_class="footer-row" _builder_version="4.16" background_size="initial" background_position="top_left" background_repeat="repeat" global_colors_info="{}"][et_pb_column type="1_4" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][et_pb_image src="https://www.sasakifoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/logo-white@2x.png" align_tablet="center" align_phone="" align_last_edited="on|desktop" admin_label="logo" module_class="footer-logo" _builder_version="4.16" max_width="50%" global_colors_info="{}"][/et_pb_image][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="1_4" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][et_pb_text admin_label="sponsors" module_class="footer-subhead" _builder_version="4.16" text_text_color="#ffffff" global_colors_info="{}"]

OUR SPONSORS

[/et_pb_text][et_pb_image src="https://www.sasakifoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/sasaki-logo-white@2x.png" url="http://www.sasaki.com/" url_new_window="on" align_tablet="center" align_phone="" align_last_edited="on|desktop" admin_label="Sasaki logo" module_class="footer-sponsor" _builder_version="4.16" global_colors_info="{}"][/et_pb_image][et_pb_image src="https://www.sasakifoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/BarrFdn_Primary_REVERSE_footer.png" url="https://www.barrfoundation.org/" url_new_window="on" align_tablet="center" align_phone="" align_last_edited="on|desktop" disabled_on="on|on|on" admin_label="Barr logo" module_class="footer-sponsor" _builder_version="4.16.0" disabled="on" global_colors_info="{}"][/et_pb_image][et_pb_image src="http://www.sasakifoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/asa-white-logo-2.png" url="http://www.sasaki.com/" url_new_window="on" disabled_on="on|on|on" admin_label="ASA logo" module_class="footer-sponsor margin-left-40" _builder_version="4.16" always_center_on_mobile="off" disabled="on" global_colors_info="{}"][/et_pb_image][et_pb_image src="http://www.sasakifoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/columbia-logo-NEW-darkbackground.png" title_text="columbia-logo-NEW-darkbackground" url="http://www.columbiacc.com/" url_new_window="on" align_tablet="center" align_phone="" align_last_edited="on|desktop" disabled_on="on|on|on" admin_label="Columbia logo" module_class="footer-sponsor" _builder_version="4.16.0" disabled="on" global_colors_info="{}"][/et_pb_image][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="1_4" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][et_pb_text admin_label="contact" module_class="footer-subhead" _builder_version="4.16" text_text_color="#ffffff" text_font_size="16px" global_colors_info="{}"]

CONTACT US

[/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label="address" module_class="footer-text-block footer-font-size-80" _builder_version="4.16" global_colors_info="{}"]

Sasaki Foundation
64 Pleasant Street
Watertown, MA 02472

[/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label="phone/email/social" module_class="footer-text-block footer-font-size-80" _builder_version="4.16" global_colors_info="{}"]

+1 617 923 7330
info@sasakifoundation.org
@sasakifdn

[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="1_4" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][et_pb_text admin_label="updates" module_class="footer-subhead" _builder_version="4.16" text_font_size="16px" global_colors_info="{}"]

GET UPDATES FROM US

[/et_pb_text][et_pb_code admin_label="MailChimp Signup" _builder_version="4.16.0" _module_preset="default" global_colors_info="{}"]
* indicates required
[/et_pb_code][et_pb_text disabled_on="on|on|on" admin_label="Get Updates Form" module_class="get-updates-form" _builder_version="4.16" disabled="on" global_colors_info="{}"]

[gravityform id="5" title="false" description="false" ajax="true"]

[/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label="copyright" module_class="footer-all-rights" _builder_version="4.16.0" text_text_color="#ffffff" text_font_size="13px" global_colors_info="{}"]

@2022 Hideo Sasaki Foundation. All rights reserved.

[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section fb_built="1" module_class="footer-section-mobile" _builder_version="4.16" background_color="#222222" global_colors_info="{}"][et_pb_row _builder_version="4.16" background_size="initial" background_position="top_left" background_repeat="repeat" global_colors_info="{}"][et_pb_column type="4_4" _builder_version="4.16" custom_padding="|||" global_colors_info="{}" custom_padding__hover="|||"][et_pb_image src="https://www.sasakifoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/logo-white@2x.png" align_tablet="center" align_phone="" align_last_edited="on|desktop" admin_label="logo" module_class="footer-logo" _builder_version="4.16" max_width="50%" global_colors_info="{}"][/et_pb_image][et_pb_text admin_label="Sponsors" module_class="body-h2 white" _builder_version="4.16" global_colors_info="{}"]OUR SPONSORS[/et_pb_text][et_pb_image src="https://www.sasakifoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/sasaki-logo-white@2x.png" url="http://www.sasaki.com/" url_new_window="on" admin_label="Sasaki logo" module_class="footer-sponsor margin-left-40" _builder_version="4.16" always_center_on_mobile="off" global_colors_info="{}"][/et_pb_image][et_pb_image src="https://www.sasakifoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/columbia_white.png" url="http://www.columbiacc.com/" url_new_window="on" admin_label="Columbia logo" module_class="footer-sponsor margin-left-40" _builder_version="4.16" always_center_on_mobile="off" global_colors_info="{}"][/et_pb_image][et_pb_text admin_label="Contact" module_class="footer-subhead" _builder_version="4.16" text_text_color="#ffffff" text_font_size="16px" global_colors_info="{}"]CONTACT US[/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label="address" module_class="footer-text-block" _builder_version="4.16" global_colors_info="{}"]Sasaki Foundation 64 Pleasant Street Watertown, MA 02472[/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label="phone/email/social" module_class="footer-text-block" _builder_version="4.16" global_colors_info="{}"]+1 617 923 7330 info@sasakifoundation.org @sasakifdn[/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label="get updates" module_class="footer-subhead" _builder_version="4.16" text_font_size="16px" global_colors_info="{}"]GET UPDATES FROM US[/et_pb_text][et_pb_contact_form captcha="off" email="info@sasakifoundation.org" submit_button_text="SEND" disabled_on="on|on|on" module_id="et_pb_contact_form_1" module_class="footer-contact-form" _builder_version="4.16" _unique_id="4aeb0d1a-f693-4494-b362-a2006a47cda0" form_field_text_align="left" custom_button="on" button_text_color="#ffffff" button_bg_color="#000000" button_border_width="0" border_radii="on|10px|10px|10px|10px" border_width_all="1px" border_color_all="#d4d4d4" disabled="on" global_colors_info="{}"][et_pb_contact_field field_id="Email" field_title="Email Address" field_type="email" fullwidth_field="on" _builder_version="4.16" form_field_background_color="#393939" form_field_text_color="#888888" border_radii="on|10px|10px|10px|10px" border_width_all="1px" border_color_all="#d4d4d4" field_background_color="#393939" global_colors_info="{}" button_text_size__hover_enabled="off" button_one_text_size__hover_enabled="off" button_two_text_size__hover_enabled="off" button_text_color__hover_enabled="off" button_one_text_color__hover_enabled="off" button_two_text_color__hover_enabled="off" button_border_width__hover_enabled="off" button_one_border_width__hover_enabled="off" button_two_border_width__hover_enabled="off" button_border_color__hover_enabled="off" button_one_border_color__hover_enabled="off" button_two_border_color__hover_enabled="off" button_border_radius__hover_enabled="off" button_one_border_radius__hover_enabled="off" button_two_border_radius__hover_enabled="off" button_letter_spacing__hover_enabled="off" button_one_letter_spacing__hover_enabled="off" button_two_letter_spacing__hover_enabled="off" button_bg_color__hover_enabled="off" button_one_bg_color__hover_enabled="off" button_two_bg_color__hover_enabled="off"][/et_pb_contact_field][/et_pb_contact_form][et_pb_text admin_label="Get Updates Form" module_class="get-updates-form" _builder_version="4.16" global_colors_info="{}"][gravityform id="5" title="false" description="false" ajax="true"] [/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label="copyright" module_class="footer-all-rights" _builder_version="4.16" text_text_color="#ffffff" text_font_size="13px" global_colors_info="{}"]@2019 Hideo Sasaki Foundation. All rights reserved.[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section] [post_title] => SEED students design classroom gardens for Boston Public Schools [post_excerpt] => This summer, the Sasaki Foundation hosted our fifth annual Summer Exploratory Experience in Design (SEED) program. SEED is a six-week paid internship for high school students from the Boston area. With the help of teaching assistants, Sasaki design mentors, and partner organizations, the students learn about careers in the design field and develop their own projects. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => seed-students-design-classroom-gardens-for-boston-public-schools [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2022-09-01 09:30:28 [post_modified_gmt] => 2022-09-01 13:30:28 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.sasakifoundation.org/?p=234631 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [comment_count] => 0 [current_comment] => -1 [found_posts] => 69 [max_num_pages] => 69 [max_num_comment_pages] => 0 [is_single] => [is_preview] => [is_page] => [is_archive] => [is_date] => [is_year] => [is_month] => [is_day] => [is_time] => [is_author] => [is_category] => [is_tag] => [is_tax] => [is_search] => [is_feed] => [is_comment_feed] => [is_trackback] => [is_home] => 1 [is_privacy_policy] => [is_404] => [is_embed] => [is_paged] => [is_admin] => [is_attachment] => [is_singular] => [is_robots] => [is_favicon] => [is_posts_page] => [is_post_type_archive] => [query_vars_hash:WP_Query:private] => ab71baf585eecfd0ba7b0767e92c6c41 [query_vars_changed:WP_Query:private] => [thumbnails_cached] => [allow_query_attachment_by_filename:protected] => [stopwords:WP_Query:private] => [compat_fields:WP_Query:private] => Array ( [0] => query_vars_hash [1] => query_vars_changed ) [compat_methods:WP_Query:private] => Array ( [0] => init_query_flags [1] => parse_tax_query ) )
the power of design
belongs to all of us
2019 SEED high school internship
Incubator at Sasaki | Watertown, Massachusetts
the power of design
belongs to all of us
Team at the Incubator at Sasaki
Watertown, Massachusetts
the power of design
belongs to all of us
Team at the Incubator at Sasaki
Watertown, Massachusetts
the power of design
belongs to all of us
Patron touching art in the Please Touch the Art exhibit
Mosesian Center for the Arts | Watertown, Massachusetts | photo courtesy Matt Jatkola

The Sasaki Foundation fosters equity and inclusivity by engaging diverse groups and individuals in the design of the environment. We sponsor research and programs that empower communities and strengthen education in design.

Events

2022 Design Grants Pitch Night

May 25, 2022

Join us to hear Sasaki Foundation Design Grants finalists pitch their ideas for projects that address proactive approaches to climate adaptation, new models for housing, innovation in transit and access to mobility choices, creative community building, and innovation in health and wellbeing. The recording is now available on YouTube.

What we do

The Sasaki Foundation is committed to empowering communities by tackling the issue of inequity in design. The Foundation works with communities, civic leaders, practitioners, educators, and others to support research and programs that diversify the voices involved in shaping the built environment.

1

Research & Experimentation

Complex challenges—such as climate change adaptation, affordable housing, mobility and transit access, and community building—require interdisciplinary approaches by a diverse set of stakeholders.

2

Community Learning & Engagement

Meaningfully engaging the public in the design process offers the greatest opportunity for success in sustaining communities.

3

Professional Practice & Growth

Industries that have a diverse talent pool and an inclusive creative process are the most successful. A thriving design industry needs a pipeline of diverse, talented, and passionate practitioners.

History

In 2000, the Hideo Sasaki Foundation was established by Sasaki, a multidisciplinary design firm, and included a bequest from the family of Hideo Sasaki, an internationally renowned landscape architect who was admired for his teaching, critical abilities, and multidisciplinary approach to design. Today, the Sasaki Foundation carries forward Hideo Sasaki’s legacy by blurring the boundaries that separate practice and research, academia and industry, the profession and the public to co-create change to shape the built environment.

 

Hideo Sasaki

1970s