Academic journal article Planning for Higher Education

Campus Core

Academic journal article Planning for Higher Education

Campus Core

Article excerpt

Honor Award for Excellence in Landscape Architecture

North Park University with Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects

Jury Comments

".. .great transformation of urban space.. .gave themselves an identity...did a really good job providing multiple environments..."

Project Highlights

* One hundred years of growth had diminished the sense of visual consistency in the campus and the image that was presented to potential students and employees had suffered

* New plan has positively influenced the campus by giving back its vibrancy and beauty, adding a liveliness that had been lost

* Increased enrollment has taken place; more students remain on campus after classes

* Landscape master plan and implementation knits together the historic architecture into a campus of distinct character and identity

* It is rare for a small campus to undertake a landscape project of this scale which included vacating a city street, burying utilities underground, extensive hardscape improvements and planting over 100 trees

* Horticultural design gives the campus distinctive character. Seasonal color is located in key connection spaces. …

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