The existing quadrangle was dominated by architecture and lacked definition. The redesign introduces a grid of mature tulip poplar trees to create campus character and a pedestrian scale space. The entry plaza serves as a gateway to the university while a row of mature red oaks will define a permeable edge between the streetscape and quadrangle. Within the quad, pedestrian pathways link buildings and provide informal seating areas below the poplar grove. Generous linear granite benches provide seating and define circulation. The existing brick wall was reduced three feet in height and capped with granite and handrails. The existing honeylocust grove will be supplemented to complete the quad perimeter planting and provide additional yellow Fall foliage. Existing shad groves and perennial bulbs in groundcover provides a variety of Spring color.
Boston Society of Landscape Architects | Merit Award 2008