Saint Luke's Pointe
About the Work
Positioned at East 116th Street and Shaker Boulevard, Saint Luke’s Pointe is emerging as a beacon for the Buckeye neighborhood. Recent investments from partners including Cleveland Neighborhood Progress and Saint Luke's Foundation have made possible the redevelopment of a 15-acre site that includes Cleveland Metropolitan School District's new Harvey Rice Elementary School, Cleveland Public Library’s new Harvey Rice Branch, and the stunning former Saint Luke's Hospital, now renovated and home to a residential manor for seniors, The Intergenerational Schools, Boys and Girls Club of Cleveland, and more.
To ensure a well-connected and visually inspiring site, LAND studio was engaged to deliver connective "mews" or walkways, school playground enhancements, a school learning garden, and public artwork.
An advisory committee of project stakeholders selected Martha Jackson Jarvis of Washington DC to help unify the campus through signature artwork. What emerged from her process was a series of intricate tile mosaics installed around school planters and the large oak tree adjacent to the library. The design for this tile work is meant to evoke quilting patterns that reference the variety of cultures and ethnicities that currently or have historically comprised the Buckeye Neighborhood. Additionally, Jackson Jarvis utilized boulders excavated from the site, placing them along paths leading to the school and library.
LAND studio believes that activating a site is as important as building it and has also partnered with Saint Luke's Foundation to deliver meaningful community programming that reflects neighborhood values. Punctuated by inspired art activities, bubble magic, calypso sounds, and ice cream, Saint Luke’s Pointe has become a center for community building and gathering.<
Martha Jackson Jarvis
LAND studio enjoys working with partners like Saint Luke's Foundation to create stronger neighborhoods. See their illustrative blog write-up for an account of the benefits programming can bring to a neighborhood.