Campus Planning and Design PPN—welcome to our new blog site!! Launching full bore later this summer, this is a preview of a new way that our members can communicate with each other. As our inaugural post I would like to offer congratulations to those landscape architects, teams and campuses that are winners in the 2012 Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) Campus Awards Program in the Landscape Design and Planning categories.
I had the pleasure of serving on this year’s jury and the entries were innovative and worthy of recognition. The goal of the program, started in 2001, is to recognize excellence in higher education and its resultant physical environment in higher education and planning. While the majority of entries remain architectural, there were a respectable number of landscape and planning submittals as well. And some, not all, of the architectural award winners also had notable landscapes that contributed significantly to their recognition. This year there were 154 submittals including 20 in Planning and 19 for Landscape.
Also, stay tuned. I plan to do a webcast later this summer for the Campus Planning and Design PPN that will recap the trends and unique elements of both the winning and noteworthy landscape and planning entries.
Excellence in Landscape Architecture – General Design
Honor Award: The University of Chicago for Midway Crossings with BauerLatoza Studio; James Carpenter Design Associates; Schuler Shook; Matrix Engineering Corporation
Honor Award: The University of British Columbia for Buchanan Courtyards; Phillips Farevaag Smallenberg; Public Architecture; Fast + Epp; Vincent Helton & Associates; 3D Services; Stantec; Acumen; EOS Lightmedia
Merit Award: The University of Chicago, Illinois for the Walkways and Gardens in the Main Quadrangle Landscape with Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects; also HOH Engineers
Excellence in Landscape Architecture – Open Space Planning and Design
Merit Award: Duke University for Building Connections Through Landscape: Duke University Campus Drive Planning Study with Reed Hilderbrand LLC; also Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects; William Rawn Associates, Architects, Inc.; EcoEngineering; Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.,, Watertown Office; Nitsch Engineering
Excellence in Planning for a New Campus
Honor Award: Dublin Institute of Technology and Health Services Executive for the Grangegorman Master Plan with Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners; also DMOD Architects; School of Architecture, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom; Lützow 7
Merit Award: Universidad del Istmo, Guatemala for Universidad del Istmo Master Plan with Sasaki Associates, Inc.
Excellence in Planning for a District or Campus Component
Merit Award: Indiana University for Indiana University Bloomington Campus Master Plan with SmithGroupJJR; also Paulien & Associates, Inc.; Gorove/Slade Associates, Inc.; Applied Engineering, Inc.; Live Work Learn Play
Excellence in Planning for an Existing Campus
Honor Award: Drexel University for Drexel University Campus Master Plan with Goody Clancy; also Andropogon Associates; Kittelson & Associates; Rickes Associates; W-ZHA; Meloria Environmental Design
by Cathy Deino Blake, Campus Planning and Design PPN Chair