Our playground designs are guided by experts: children.
Our unique playground designs are guided by experts…the children with different abilities who use them and medical experts who work with those children. Our responsibility is to transform a space into a rich, thriving recreational resource that truly serves the inclusive community for which it is intended.
Diane Scanlan-Ross holds a postgraduate degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences from Northwestern University. She is an active member of ASLA and brings over 15 years of experience as a Project Architect/Manager to Inclusion Matters. Diane has worked with several Landscape Architecture firms in Los Angeles, most notably Melendrez Design Partners, up until her association with Inclusion Matters in 2006. As of today, she has designed over 50 playgrounds throughout the United States and as far away as Tel Aviv, Israel and Sochi, Russia. Diane’s goal is to create unique, innovative play spaces so children of all ages and abilities can play together. Her designs celebrate the principles of an inclusive design while addressing the developmental needs of the community, so no child is left behind. Diane’s designs are sensory rich, age appropriate and support multigenerational play for all.