Letters from Co-Chairs
The theme for this newsletter is, “Is your campus going green?” I would like to thank those individuals who provided material for this issue. The production of the newsletter is impossible without your efforts!
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Johns Hopkins University: Sustainable Design for Collegetown Development
Mahan Rykiel Associates planned and designed the streetscape for the Johns Hopkins University’s Collegetown Development in Baltimore, Maryland. Collegetown includes student housing for Johns Hopkins University as well as a Barnes and Noble Bookstore for the university. image Designers integrated
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Mills College Preserves Its Natural Environment
Nestled on a 135 acre campus, Mills College in Oakland, California, is committed to preserving its unique cultural and natural heritage through conscientious sustainable planning, development, and practices. Foremost for this 156 year old women’s college is the preservation of
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Sustainable Site Design at Georgia Tech
The new interdisciplinary Molecular Science and Engineering (MS&E) research building completes the Georgia Institute of Technology’s new Biotechnology Complex, where molecular and nano scale techniques are applied to engineering and science research around a unique micro campus quadrangle. First occupied
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A Green Theme for the Big Red Cornell Master Plan
While “green” buildings and materials are hot topics in today’s magazines and news media, how we plan our campuses, and where we place our buildings are perhaps of greater importance in our quest for long term sustainability. Cornell University’s Campus
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Cornell University's Advancing Sustainability Action Plan
A university’s operations must support the core missions of education, research and outreach while promoting a sustainable economy, society, and environment. The past and present presidents of Cornell University have all stressed the importance of sustainability and the urgency for
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Behrakis Health Sciences Center Roof Garden, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts
Northeastern University’s campus was established in 1898 primarily as a day, or “commuter school.”  By the late 1980’s, the campus grounds largely consisted of asphalt walks, parking lots, and hard surfaces in which the old buildings clashed aesthetically with a
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Designing an Irrigation System for Water-efficiency and Plant Health: A Landscape Master Plan for the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies at Harvard University
Introduction  Stewardship of mature campus landscapes, like many found in the Northeast, requires the balancing of competing pressures on heavily used greenswards, while maintaining healthy soil and plant communities. Water efficient irrigation systems are a good way to both improve
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Theme Gardens at Western Kentucky University
The Western Kentucky University (WKU) campus features an abundance of green space consisting of lawn and gardens. In fact, the attractiveness of the WKU campus is cited by incoming students as the number one reason for choosing WKU. The “WKU
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Western Kentucky University Bike Lending Program
Campus greening efforts are springing up all over at Western Kentucky University (WKU). One of our favorites is a bicycle lending program, “Big Red’s Bikes,” created by the student organization, “GreenToppers—Students for Campus Sustainability.” WKU is an expansive campus, with
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Butler University Earns Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Silver
The addition to the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences building will become Butler University’s first LEED Silver facility. The original structure at the Indianapolis, Indiana University was occupied in 1951, and provided a baseline for architects to blend the
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Dirtworks Wins Awards
Dirtworks, PC of New York, New York has earned a number of awards for its design of the Science Center Courtyard and Outdoor Learning Environment at Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire. The Natural Science Courtyard at Keene State
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Regional Center of Excellence, Edison Community College, Piqua, Ohio
Sited on the edge of a pond, the Regional Center of Excellence offers broad views of the campus green  space at Edison Community College. This 35,600 square foot academic and student life building is surrounded by a natural storm water
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California State University Fullerton Student Recreation Center
Please click here to read a 2007 Best Practice on the CSU Fullerton Student Recreation Center Green Roof Building Center, University of California, Berkeley
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Cleveland State University's New Recreation Center
Please click here for a one page brief on Cleveland State University's New Recreation Center.
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Letters from Co-Chairs
Johns Hopkins University: Sustainable Design for Collegetown Development
Mills College Preserves Its Natural Environment
Sustainable Site Design at Georgia Tech
A Green Theme for the Big Red Cornell Master Plan
Cornell University's Advancing Sustainability Action Plan
Behrakis Health Sciences Center Roof Garden, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts
Designing an Irrigation System for Water-efficiency and Plant Health: A Landscape Master Plan for the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies at Harvard University
Theme Gardens at Western Kentucky University
Western Kentucky University Bike Lending Program
Butler University Earns Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Silver
Dirtworks Wins Awards
Regional Center of Excellence, Edison Community College, Piqua, Ohio
California State University Fullerton Student Recreation Center
Cleveland State University's New Recreation Center
 

 

Dean Gregory, ASLA, Chair
(604) 822-7913
dean.gregory@ubc.ca