After the research phase of this project, the class was divided into five different groups: Gateway, Oasis, Mirage, Desert, and Living on the Edge. I was a part of the Oasis group.
The "oasis" is the biggest island that this project involves; it's more square than rectangular, and has three Crete Myrtle trees arranged in a triangle. Along with the rest of the class, we observed our islands and produced throw up sheets.
We immediately noticed the existing pathway in the oasis created by foot traffic so we quickly decided to design something to enhance that pathway. We threw out other ideas such as seating and bird baths as well, but they were turned down during our first critique.