DUKE EARNS NATIONAL ARCHITECTURE AWARDS
Excellence in Landscape Architecture for General Design
The Society for College and University Planning honored Duke with the "Excellence in Landscape Architecture - General Design" award for the "West Campus Precinct," an 11-acre area that includes Abele Quad. The recognition is given to institutions that show how using integrated planning can produce extraordinary buildings and grounds.
The Society for College and University Planning praised the pedestrian bridge adjacent to the Brodhead Center, Crown Commons and the restoration of Abele Quad. The organization recognized the West Campus Plaza, next to the Bryan Center, with the same award in 2010.
"...it has really been transformed into a very usable and popular space . . . restored legacy . . . the space in the back is structured with different levels of bridges, plazas, and squares-but they make you want to be on all of the heights . . . I want to sit in the bridge covered zone and drink my coffee," said the judges, according to the Society for College and University Planning award description.