The North Plaza and Quad Development provide a new plaza, connecting walkways and quad improvements associated with the new north library entrance. A transition was created from the formality of the Library to a more organic new quad landscape, utilizing a variety of seating and gathering choices, including existing landforms to create informal stone outcrop seating.
With the renovation of the Hesburgh Library creating a new north entrance into the building, Arkos Design was engaged by the University to develop an accompanying plaza and required new pedestrian connections throughout the adjacent quad. This area north of the library and flanked by residence halls went from being a very quiet and little-used lawn area to a hub of activity and opportunities.
Arkos Design led the design of the new site improvements and landscape with the intent to create a transition from the formality of the library to the more organic landscape being implemented throughout campus. This newly renovated quad space connects directly to the Mod Quad’s Pasquerilla Corridor and the new East Quad residence hall sites also designed by Arkos Design.
Quad Development Key Features
- New entry plaza space
- Pedestrian connection improvements
- Effective use of existing site features
- Use of salvaged materials
- Tight design and construction schedule implementation