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Housing Quad

The concept of a housing quad is a means by which the campus community, particularly student residents, reclaim pedestrian spaces previously dominated by and designed for automobiles. These pedestrian quads are located in the “pods” formed by existing and proposed student housing buildings.



Existing Housing Quad


Existing Housing Quad Existing housing pods are vehicular-oriented, creating vast expanses of virtually unusable space for pedestrian residents who live in the adjacent buildings.

Proposed Housing Quad


Proposed Housing Quad

Re-designed housing quads would favor pedestrian movement and interaction by removing the vehicular loops, creating drop-off zones along roadways, and opening up expanses of lawn and walkways to promote informal gatherings and activities.