Design Consulting

I’d love to help you dream and design your playscape project!

For Preschools, Schools, Childcare Centers, Parks, Zoos, Nature Centers:

For Family Backyards, Preschools, and Childcare Centers:

For Architects, Landscape Architects, Design Teams:

Master Plans

Put your playscape dreams on paper and show the world your vision. Perfect for fundraising, planning, and gathering community support — nice on tee shirts and posters too!

what would rusty say…?

WHAT WOULD RUSTY SAY ABOUT MY YARD? Send photos and videos of your yard and we’ll schedule a Zoom call to brainstorm ideas to take your play yard to the next level!


Architects and landscape architects enjoy having Rusty on their professional teams to design schools, parks, and play areas. Let’s work together!

partial Client List

Syracuse University Early Childhood Center, Syracuse, NY

Cherokee Tribal Childcare Services, Cherokee, NC

North Campus Children’s Center,  University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Greenwich Audubon Center, Greenwich, CT

Buffalo Audubon Center, Buffalo, NY

Cornell University Early Learning Center, Ithaca, NY

Chinese Orphanages, Chongqing, Chuzhou, Guilin,
and Chengdu, China

MIT’s Technology Children’s Center, Boston, MA

San Antonio Zoo School, San Antonio, TX

Rosamond Gifford Zoo, Syracuse, NY

Westminster School, Oklahoma City, OK

Mountain Area Child and Family Center, Asheville, NC

World Bank Group, Washington, DC

Nellis Air Force Base, Las Vegas, NV

Austin Waldorf School, Austin, TX

School in the Hills, Austin, TX

Priscilla Pond Flawn Child and Family Laboratory, University of Texas at Austin, TX

LaJolla Presbyterian Early Childhood Center, LaJolla, CA

Whatcom Center for Early Learning, Bellingham, WA

Skaneateles Early Childhood Center, Skaneateles, NY

EcoVillage Co-Housing Community, Ithaca, NY

The Drop-in Children’s Center, Ithaca, NY

Ithaca Children’s Garden, Ithaca, NY

Evergreen,Toronto, Canada

Penn College, Williamsport, PA

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

University of Binghamton, Binghamton, NY

Head Start, Body Start, Washington, DC

Corning Children’s Center, Corning, NY

Portland State University, Portland, OR

Faith Childcare and Nursery School, Rochester, NY

Basic Beginnings Early Learning Center, Laramie, WY

Hampton Roads International Montessori School, Newport News, VA

Children’s Garden Montessori School, Denver, CO

Concord Village Coop, Brooklyn, NY

Montessori Education Centers Associated, Clariton Hills, IL

Near North Montessori School, Chicago, IL

Dillon Nature Center, Hutchinson, KS

Prescott Farm Environmental Center, Laconia, NH

Tufts University, Medford, MA

Seneca Nation of Indians Early Learning Center, Irving NY

Camp Twin Lakes, Rutledge, GA

Camp Kum Ba-yah, Lynchburg, VA

Sewickley Academy, Sewickley, PA

Sheridan School, Washington, DC

Joyful Noise Child Development Center, Portland, OR


Past Projects

Take a look at some of my past projects to see what the excitement is all about!

I’ve spent a lot of time designing and building natural playscapes with excited communities over the years. I love it! Take a look at some of the projects I’ve worked on. You can do it too!