East site landscape design for the Hesburgh Library on the campus of the University of Notre Dame.
Phase II of the Hesburgh Library renovation was to reconfigure the east site entrance and public/bus drop-off. Arkos Design was engaged by the University to continue site improvements around the library. The east side of the library fronts the library’s only vehicular access and is an important space for transit and visitors to access the library.
As part of the renovations, an improved accessible drop-off made the space safer and more pedestrian-friendly. The walkways were reconfigured to provide more direct circulation to the library, complement the Phase I entry plaza improvements and open up larger spaces for landscape opportunities. The service area was updated and screening was added to improve the interface at this busy entrance.
- Renovated public entrance and drop off
- Bus stop
- Pedestrian connection improvements
- Service area integration
- Preservation of historic site features
- Effective use of existing site features