The Campus Landscape
A vital contributor to the quality of the CU-Boulder campus built environment is the development of the campus floor -- all the space not covered by building footprints. Starting as a barren treeless plain in 1876, it has since been planted and paved into a verdant complimentary landscape to the building architecture. The whole is backed up against a prominent mountain backdrop featuring tilted slabs of stone known as the flatirons formation. A comprehensive guide for future development of the campus grounds can be found in the Campus Master Plan, Land and Facilities Plan, IV-C, Outdoor Areas Plan.
Signage, Sculpture, and Memorials
Wayfinding for newcomers of all kinds is a serious responsibility of the existing campus community. Directional, identification, and regulatory signage guidelines are all necessary. Exterior sculpture and art is a desirable asset to the campus grounds, and various opportunities to memorialize persons and events are necessary and desirable.
Campus Landscape Documents
- Norlin Quadrangle Historic Area Micro-Master Plan
- Program Plan for Improvements to Outdoor Recreation Facilities
- Plant Material Evaluation
- Site Accessories / Furniture Study
(Further information regarding guidelines for these landscape elements can be obtained from the Office of Facilities Planning or the Campus Landscape Architect, Richelle Reilly - email@example.com.)