College - Author 1
College of Architecture and Environmental Design
Department - Author 1
Construction Management Department
Degree Name - Author 1
BS in Construction Management
Primary Advisor/Subject Matter Expert (SME)
Parents for Joy is an organization that was created in 2014 by a group of parents and families living around the Atascadero community who have children with special needs. The group raised over one million dollars to build a playground that enhances the safety of both children and adults with special needs, regardless of what needs they possess. Nick Volluci and Harrison Tucker, the author, were chosen to assist on this project in order to provide a high quality and methodical product that catered to the special requirements set forth by the owners, Parents for Joy and the City of Atascadero. The author was seeking the opportunity to provide a service to the special needs community because of his heavy personal involvement with disabled children throughout his life. This project provided an opportunity to learn about Project Management in a highly-passionate and emotional project environment. Construction activities spanned from May 1st, 2018 (groundbreaking) to April 5th, 2019. The project team was more than pleased to present them with the first fully inclusive park on the Central Coast.