In studying the most memorable campuses in the world it is clear that each place has its own unique spirit and character. At the same time, it can be argued that great campuses share three common traits:

  • They are well connected, with elegantly designed circulation that favors the pedestrian.
  • They are compact, with buildings organized close to one another.
  • They are coherent in creating the feeling that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

A successful campus plan can guide improved connections and can help develop a more compact and efficient campus by defining the placement of buildings, roads and paths. However, for a campus to be coherent, it typically relies on a kit of parts of pathways, gateways, benches, etc. to define character and tone.

To assist our clients in the development of plans for new and existing campuses, we have chronicled a collection of elements called “a campus kit of parts.”

We encourage feedback on the specific design shown in each image: Do you think the element adds or detracts from the surroundings? How do you rate its aesthetic appeal and functionality?

We hope that you enjoy our collection and look forward to receiving your comments.

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  1. November 7, 2011
    sunday olagoke abayomi wrote:

    constructive learning can only be possible when body, spirit and soul are in tranquility with the host surroundings. a kind of live-in-peace scenario.

  2. November 8, 2011
    sunday olagoke abayomi wrote:

    campus-kit-of-parts is an idea that is worth its purpose. i want the categories increased. a true photo album to help clients match and shop for their envisage. it reduces the stress of long discussion between client and vendor (asg).