Eleanor McKinney  
phone: (512) 445-5202
Landscape Architect fax: (512) 445-3432
 

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Unity Church

Following completion of the church building in 2002, the congregation at the Unity Church of the Hills began turning toward improvement of the site. Ms. McKinney facilitated a site master planning workshop to determine options for placement of a children's playscape, a meditation garden, a wedding gazebo, a labyrinth, and a pavilion. Over 20 church members participated in the half day workshop in Fellowship Hall. The charge was to zone the site into active and passive areas. For the final site plan, a view corridor was established to protect the long views across a field of native grasses and spreading live oaks. Active areas were placed to one side of the corridor and passive to the other. The workshop proved to be an appropriate vehicle to bring consensus among a group of individuals and opinions.