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Meet The Pioneers Of Sustainable Design

Meet The Pioneers Of Sustainable Design | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

"Most people immediately think of stewardship in terms of natural resource protection, but it also means helping local economies, designing opportunities for social interaction, creating memorable experiences and generating stronger real estate values. To achieve this, we must strike the right balance between natural, cultural, functional and aesthetic considerations of a project. This requires us to address the interrelationships of land use, environment, historic preservation, site design, architecture, pedestrian connectivity and vehicular networks. When these elements are properly balanced, we know that we have created something that will likely persevere over time."

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2013 SCUP Excellence in Landscape Architecture, Cornell Plantations

2013 SCUP Excellence in Landscape Architecture, Cornell Plantations | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The jury said the project was, “environmentally sound and natural . . . artfully done . . . from landscape perspective this project has love, tender care and maintenance . . . steward of the place.”

Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s insight:
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This project is at Cornell University. The application process for the 2014 awards is open now.

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Britain Is Experimenting With a Glowing, Seemingly Self-Aware Bike Path

Britain Is Experimenting With a Glowing, Seemingly Self-Aware Bike Path | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

"The "Starpath" absorbs sunlight during the day and glows with a supernatural-looking topaz aura at night."

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We bet that there will be at least one US campus with a path like this by October 2014!

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2013 SCUP Excellence in Landscape Architecture, Open Space Honor Award

2013 SCUP Excellence in Landscape Architecture, Open Space Honor Award | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Discovery Walk is a collaborative art project that speaks of the medical school’s identity and heritage. The story of the school and its famous individuals is told on 400 granite panels photo-etched with photographs, letters, and medical illustrations illuminating a dynamic history.


The jury said, “ . . . very transformative . . . huge commitment of institution . . . eloquently executed . . . elegant, simple solution . . .. still retains sense of individuality . . .”

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This project is at Stanford University. The application process for the 2014 awards is open now. #SCUPPA
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Many 2013 College & University Landscaping Green Star Award Winners

Many 2013 College & University Landscaping Green Star Award Winners | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Small Site
Honor Award – U. of Missouri – Francis Quadrangle

Residential Landscape
Honor Award – North Carolina State University – Chancellor’s Residence

Golf Course
Honor Award – Berkeley Hall Golf Club

University and College Grounds
Grand Award – University of Mississippi
Honor Award – Southern Methodist University
Honor Award – Western Kentucky University (grounds overseen by Sodexo)
Honor Award – Texas Woman’s University
Honor Award – University of Rochester – Mount Hope Campus
Honor Award – Queens University of Charlotte (grounds overseen by Sodexo)
Honor Award – Marymount College
Honor Award – University of Texas at Dallas
Honor Award – Baylor University
Honor Award – Ohio Northern University (grounds overseen by Sodexo)
Merit Award – Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
Merit Award – University of the Cumberlands
Merit Award – Virginia Wesleyan College
Merit Award – University of Iowa

Urban University Grounds
Grand Award – University of Guelph
Honor Award – University of Puget Sound
Honor Award – University of Nevada
Honor Award – University of Alberta
Honor Award – Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (grounds overseen by Sodexo)


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A 16-Sided Landmark That Almost Didn't Survive at Union College

A 16-Sided Landmark That Almost Didn't Survive at Union College | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Union College’s Nott Memorial is one of the great period pieces of American higher education, but it has as checkered a past as any college building anywhere.

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