Conceptual designs for Main Quad entrance reviewed at meetingBy Jennifer Leovy
Last Tuesday, students and other members of the University community convened for a second town hall meeting with Alistair McIntosh, a landscape architect with Sasaki Associates who is in the process of designing landscaping and lighting for the main campus quadrangles.
At the meeting, McIntosh solicited responses to his conceptual designs for an entrance to the Main Quadrangle and his thoughts for environmental lighting on campus. The architect informed his initial ideas with feedback from a series of meetings earlier this year that included smaller groups of students, staff and faculty.
The design proposals prepared by Sasaki for the entry feature lean more toward the somewhat less formal, more naturalistic and minimalist side of the landscape design spectrum, said Curt Heuring, University Architect. This design approach was heavily influenced by the feedback from the campus community for a friendly, permeable and visually pleasing entryway. The designs prepared and presented might best be characterized as understated, elegant and straightforward. Facilities Services is very pleased with the progress made by Alistair McIntosh and Sasaki over the past several weeks.
Based on the discussion earlier this week, the architect plans to refine his designs, completing preliminary drawings by mid-June.
Student Government, the Faculty Campus Planning Committee, Facilities Services and Student Services jointly sponsored the meeting.