A Central Open Space on Campus, Robinson Circle, was filled with pathways that opened directly onto roads, causing frequent conflict between pedestrians and cars.
The project layered many objectives into a multi-functional site design. Pedestrian use guided project design, which ultimately removed vehicular traffic from half of Robinson Circle, creating a central campus quad focused on the pedestrian experience. The new design boosts local ecology, treats stormwater onsite, provides an outdoor teaching lab, and showcases sustainable practices.
A series of plazas and outdoor rooms were paved with reclaimed concrete from existing site pathways and laid in a gravel substrate for stormwater percolation.