Landscape Design

Title Abstract Publication Date
The Benefits of a Campus Arboretum. Discusses the benefits of a campus arboretum to beautification, student and employee recruitment and retention, education, donor cultivation, school-community relations, historic preservation, and... 06/30/2008
The Challenge of the Urban School Site This guidebook provides information on improving urban school grounds to enhance children's lives. Chapters provide the experiences from other schools on the topics of greening the urban school... 12/31/1995
The Idea of Campus. Discusses the difference between a school and a campus, and advises ways to take a campus point of view which considers the indoor and outdoor spaces of a school together. Steps toward realizing a... 12/31/2003
The Impact of School Fencing on Public Health and the Community. Reoports on the impact that placing fences around schools has on safety and public habits. While many people feel that installing fences around schools can greatly enhance safety, this concept has... 06/11/2009
The New Quadrangle. Describes emerging features of higher education quads, including wireless networking, native plantings, movable furniture, ADA compliance, and the creation of plazas out of former streets. 04/30/2005
The Puzzles and Promise of Campus Landscape Preservation: Integrating Sustainability, Historic Landscapes, and Institutional Change. Discusses the difficulty of campus landscape preservation, when landscapes change naturally and many current environmental practices violate historical accuracy. The article encourages definition of... 03/31/2011
The Role of the Landscape in Creating a Sustainable Campus. Colleges and universities are expanding at unprecedented rates, creating new hazards for our increasingly fragile natural environments. Higher education administrators and planners are finding that... 12/31/2003
The School Site Planner. Addresses many factors that need consideration during the process of school site selection, planning, development, and use. The guide examines not only the site selection and planning processes, but... 01/31/2010
The School Site Planner. Land for Learning. Site Selection, Site Planning, Playgrounds, Recreation, and Athletic Fields. The report examines not only the site selection and planning processes, but also playground planning, recreation and athletic fields planning, and the North Carolina agencies and statutes that are... 05/31/1998
The Value of Curb Appeal. Discusses landscape master plans for college campuses, organized under the categories of campus frameworks, future growth, campus outdoor places, circulation and wayfinding, conservation, operations... 05/31/2007
The Value of First Impressions. Profiles two institutions that have learned the value of the campus itself as a recruiting tool. Campus improvement and beautification projects at Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida, and... 03/31/2006
The Wheeler School. Providence, Rhode Island Case study of the campus landscape plan for the Wheeler School, founded in 1889, an independent co-educational K-12 day school in Providence, Rhode Island. The center campus comprises gathering space... 05/31/2011
Therapeutic Schoolyard: Design for Children with Autism Needs of children with autism vary from child to child, but they all can benefit from environments that are designed with awareness of challenges and characteristics associated with autism.... 12/31/2011
Thinking about Seating in Your School Grounds. The Learning Through Landscape Trust's CD-ROM explores the issues connected with choosing, developing, locating, and using seating in school grounds. Designed to be used by teachers with pupils... 12/31/1995
Time-Saver Standards for Landscape Architecture. This landscape architecture reference provides a range of design and construction data on: site layout, grading and drainage; pedestrian, bicycle and vehicular circulation; retaining walls and... 12/31/1997
Time-Saver Standards for Landscape Architecture: Design and Construction Data Featuring large numbers of tables, diagrams, and illustrations, this comprehensive guide offers descriptions of standards and techniques in landscape design that take into account the trifold needs... 12/31/1996
Top Ten Tips for Good Practice and the Maintenance of School Landscapes. Grounds maintenance professionals are constantly at a crossroads as whether to provide a design for the future or maintain the status quo. Given the ever-increasing budget constraints, they are... 03/06/2006
Touching the Good Earth. Profiles China's Shenyang Architectural University, which includes agricultural fields within the campus that help maintain a connection between the students and the land and to help boost... 11/30/2006
Transforming Learning Spaces to Personalise Learning. Reviews the work of Futurelab's Fountaneering project, in which elementary students collaborated on the design of a water fountain feature for their school grounds. The fountain is intended to... 02/28/2007
Transforming Outdoor Spaces When a campus expands, reshaping outdoor spaces can help bring a sense of community to the space. Discusses landscape renovation projects at MIT and Lakeland College in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. 10/31/2011
U.S. Access Board, Play Area Guidelines. The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board has issued guidelines to serve as the basis for enforceable standards to be adopted by the Department of Justice for new construction... 10/17/2000
UC Berkeley Furnishes A Classical Campus Landscape. Describes the outdoor lighting fixtures, benches, recycling containers, picnic tables, bicycle racks, and drinking fountains used at the University of California, Berkeley. A sidebar refers to five... 11/30/2006
Using a Building's Site To Maximize Accessibility. Describes a new basketball arena at the University of Missouri that meet the accessibility requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act through careful use of the site to take advantage of... 05/31/2003
Using Behavioral Research to Assist in the Redesign of University Plazas. Reports on behavioral research that was conducted at California Polytechnic State University's University Union Plaza in anticipation of a redesign. The space is currently considered... 11/30/2004
Using Landscape Architects for Your Facility. Discusses the benefits of hiring professional landscape architects for school facilities. 03/06/2006