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Southwestern Michigan College, Campus Gateways & Alumni Plaza

Dowagiac, Michigan
Size: 58 acres
Completion Date: 2009

The project began with a campus-wide landscape analysis and master plan focused on enhancing the various entrances and central quadrangle. The study included design concepts and budgets that served as a guide to prioritize the development of each component.

  • New plaza space at the center of campus to facilitate student and faculty interaction. Features include seat walls and grass berms, a raised center tier that serves as a performance stage, and enhanced landscape.
  • Completion of main entrance boulevard and secondary entrance into campus with monumental signage walls. Design included integration of existing sculpture and trees, along with banner design and lighting.