Adjacency of buildings and major pedestrian routes make the Tata Hall site an important Campus circulation hub. Prior to this new development, the circulation patterns intersecting the site and Urey Green were more or less haphazard; the result of years of surrounding development. A variety of building finish floor elevations led to a discontinuous and even frenetic ground plane, disrupting continuity and flow between plazas and paths as well as interior and exterior spaces. Pedestrian paths around the site were primarily constructed of – often uneven – asphalt surfaces, some with steep slopes that did not meet current ADA code.
The landscape design showcases three distinct campus planting palettes that come together as one. The resulting landscape is a bold and symphonic interpretation of a once disjointed site. The expert landscape architectural detailing reflects aesthetic and functional qualities of the site without compromising the historic campus character.