162 Jay Street
Schenectady, New York 12305
As part of the Ellis Residential and Rehabilitation Center project, a roof garden was designed that would serve residents and their families. To maximize the potential of the space, the project was handled as a design/build project. Synthesis designed the garden, coordinated with the hospital to order all materials and assisted with construction oversight. The project was completed by Youth Build Schenectady. The intent of the design was to create a contemporary style garden that would incorporate garden plants, fragrances and colors reminiscent of one’s own garden. As part of the design, two larger planters are designed for accessible gardening by residents who wish to participate more actively in the space.