Campus landscape designs can serve as testing grounds to advance the application of ecological principles in land planning. Purposefully designed to regenerate many ecological processes, these landscapes can enhance academic programs (sciences, engineering, arts, social sciences) for teaching, research, and community engagement.
See how planting design elements of campus master plans can advance the curriculum goals of the client institution.
Understand how designing for storm water can double as educational features for students of engineering, design, and hydrology.
Learn how partnerships among designers, operations staff, and educators can define key design elements and management requirements to maintain educationally valuable features.
Discuss how non-student members of the campus community, including employees and K-12 students, can learn sustainability lessons from the campus design and bring these messages back to their communities.
Exposure to nature during childhood is essential for healthy development, yet self-directed outdoor discovery is waning. Presenters have collaboratively designed campus environments that create learning opportunities and inspire stewardship of nature through indoor-outdoor spaces that integrate natural systems and interdisciplinary curricula, thus cultivating a campus culture of outdoor learning.
Understand the process of integrating class curriculum with campus planning and design.
Discover ways to collaborate with stakeholders to cultivate engagement with the project and site.
Examine strategies for integrating natural and built systems.
Gain insight into the potential and challenges of integrating learning opportunities within educational projects.
Despite its reputation for being staid and overly rooted in tradition, the campus landscape is a progressive and constantly evolving environment. This session explains recent changes related to environmental, social, and pedagogical dynamics. It also explores how these changes have created new opportunities for landscape architects working in the field.
Learn how fundamental shifts in campus design are affecting the way university clients select and collaborate with consulting landscape architects.
Understand the evolving and increasingly important role that landscape architects are playing on campuses today.
Learn how universities' missions for sustainability have translated into more landscape-driven, landscape architect-led planning and design efforts.
Discover ways in which the form and aesthetics of campuses are changing to accommodate a noticeable shift of social life from indoors to outdoors.
Awards programs are a way to not only recognize and applaud those individuals and organizations whose achievements exemplify excellence, but also to provide learning opportunities for everyone whose lives and passions involve higher education. A 2013 juror, Peter Schaudt, will share observations and trends from this year’s landscape and planning entries and award recipients. Specific topics covered will be a general summary of the awards breakdown, sustainable measuring systems, sustainable landscape planning, transit transitions and the Urban Campus, and then, the actual award recipients. This presentation will also give insight for those who plan to submit projects for SCUP’s early 2014 award’s deadline.
Discover how projects can articulate the mission of a college or university.
Recognize innovations in Campus landscape planning.
Discuss how the effective use of materials and aesthetic choices demonstrate the highest quality of design.
Consider opportunities to apply new innovations on your own campus.