The wonderful landscape with mature trees has been preserved, while the steep topography has been transformed from a barrier into an attractive usable place.

New places and connections have been made that support fun and play, encourage increased visitation, build community and provide numerous positive effects on the mental and physical health of users to meet the social and emotional needs of the people who study and work on campus.

To some extent, the ‘concourse-like’ condition of the building façades collectively turned their back on the key public space. A redesigned edge condition facilitates stopping and interacting within the space and the functions within the buildings.