Designs for post-secondary projects require consideration of integration of technology for both current and future needs, classroom configuration and the impact on test scores derived from daylighting and many other design elements.
When working on a college or university campus, the following should be considered:
- There should be complete integration of landscape architecture, campus planning and architecture within the campus environment.
- The buildings need to integrate with an intentional, spatial sequence and cannot be viewed as disjoined elements.
- Equally important to the placement of structures is the resultant open space they create, forming “outdoor rooms” such as quadrangles, malls and courtyards.
- The campus should be welcoming, safe, user-friendly and accessible with streets and parking strategically positioned.
- The edges of the campus should be clearly defined, yet project a welcoming impression for students, visitors and neighbors.