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Campus Quad

The best traditional campus spaces lend a defining character or sense of place to a university and often are remembered so fondly by alumni, they become akin to places of pilgrimage. Most major institutions of higher learning have taken special care to construct and preserve these places; from The Quad at UVA and Harvard Yard to the Memorial Union Terrace on the UW-Madison campus. The common tie is that all these spaces are outdoors, a natural draw--more memorable than a building or dorm. UW–Green Bay has an opportunity to develop such a feature by creating a campus quad in the heart of the academic core. Currently separated from campus by building and concourse connections, this space has the potential to become the area where students gather during warm weather, where large groups organize, and where prospective students take their first look at the campus.

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Campus Quad

Campus Quad


The position of a pedestrian quad at the center of the campus becomes a symbolic and functional focal point of campus life.

Campus Quad Detail

Campus Quad Detail

A design for the campus quad should form strong connections to the proposed campus entry. The space is a pedestrian core at the heart of the campus that welcomes visitors and creates dynamic interior/exterior movement and interaction. It is the traditional iconic quad of most universities and a design element missing at UW–Green Bay.