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For this project, a conceptual landscape design was provided for the Earlham College Heart, the area located in the open green space.. The overall design approach involved improving ADA accessibility and pedestrian circulation to Earlham Hall, adding outdoor seating opportunities and event space, and defines the front porch at Earlham Hall. Featured amenities include custom bench walls, decorative unit paving and pedestrian lighting. The landscape design recommendations include use of native perennials, ornamental grasses and other low maintenance plantings.

PROJECTS / Academic

Earlham College

Campus Programming & Improvement Study

  • Project involved the study and development of a campus wide entry and wayfinding system, based upon a foundation of Earlham’s principles: Respect for Persons, Integrity, Peace and Justice, Simplicity, Community & Sustainability
  • Concept highlights the student education process: Natural Forms to Refined Minds
  • Concept calls for use of native grass plantings in natural sweeping forms intermixed with structural elements incorporating a combination of raw and refined Indiana limestone veneer
  • Reinforcement of the importance of “place-making” to clearly direct and highlight the main sequence on US 40

    Campus Entry Drive

    • Project included new entry drive on US 40 with a wide center median, decorative unit-paving crosswalk and pedestrian plazas, site amenities, monument signage, lighting, sidewalks, and landscape enhancements.
    • Landscape enhancements included replacing the existing traditional landscape with an aesthetic, native landscape palette to reduce maintenance costs.

    Conceptual Design for the College Heart

    • Overall design improves ADA accessibility and pedestrian circulation to Earlham Hall, provides outdoor seating opportunities and event space, and establishes an inviting front porch at Earlham Hall.
    • Amenities include custom bench walls, decorative unit paving and pedestrian lighting.
    • Landscape design is elegant but simplified through use of native perennials, ornamental grasses, and other low maintenance plant material.