Landscape Components refer to discrete elements in the designed landscape, such as planting, paving, light fixtures, and benches. To enhance a landscape, careful consideration must be given to site planning (discussed in the previous section), style of landscape components appropriate for the historic setting, and the overall arrangement of the components in the landscape setting.
The Landscape Components section provides descriptions and guidelines for the elements listed below, which are described in further detail on the following pages.
For each element, the guidelines address the location, use, overall composition, materials, colors, and finishes. When a design is being prepared for a campus open space, all of these compositional elements should be considered.
- Paving Materials
- Pedestrian Barriers and Traffic Controls
This section begins with a diagram and description of landscape types for the central campus and a narrative of the evolution of campus planting.
The future rehabilitation of Campanile Way restores this major east-west circulation corridor to its primary use as a pedestrian walk.
The vignette illustrates:
- Restoring views to the Campanile with selective pruning of large canopy trees.
- Planting pollarded London Plane Trees to infill locations along the allee.
- Using consistent modular pavers along the length of the walk and restoring the historic brick gutters.
- Locating Campus Standard light fixtures in a symmetrical configuration along the walk.