Butcher Greene Elementary

Making Learning Fun 

Grandview, MO
Completed: Summer 2021


In the age of electronics and easily accessible internet, having fun outside can often be overshadowed. The same can be said about learning. Even with so much new technology that continues to help us learn and stay more connected to education, it doesn't always make it more fun to learn. Butcher Greene Elementary decided to incorporate two 'non-fun' activities and create an enjoyable and educational outdoor space.

Updating and improving their current playground area, Butcher Greene Elementary worked with Michael Killeen from LAND3 Studio, LLC. to create a multipurpose outdoor space that could be used for learning, reading, seating for lunch and snacks, as well as a durable mobility area made to handle the rough and tumble activities of children. Urbastyle by Wausau Tile site furnishings were chosen to be a key player in the new space due to the functionality of the products. With a fun and whimsical like design, Galet Collection features skipping stone benches that can easily be arranged to suit any outdoor space.

Positioned near the new play system with mature trees close by for shade, 14 Urbastyle by Wausau Tile Galet benches were placed in two separate sections of the commons, allowing several groups to enjoy the outdoors at once. These concrete benches feature a white acid wash look and will make a great spot for educational activities or a quiet place for nature lovers.


  • Michael Killeen - Associate Landscape Architect
  • Land3 Studio, LLC. - Architect & Specifier
  • Gunter Construction Co. - Contractor & Installer