SCUP Excellence in Landscape Architecture for General Design
Stony Brook University/The State University of New York
Photo by Mark Weinberg
Dirtworks Landscape Architecture, PC; Perkins Eastman Architects, PC; Weidlinger Associates; Delta Fountain; Excel Engineering, P.C.
“ . . . contrast between hard and soft works well with the architecture . . . reaches multiple senses . . . water feature also a functional feature as well as being very beautiful . . . a lot going on in a small area, but it holds together . . . ”
The Simons Center for Geometry and Physics is a research institute devoted to exploring fundamental knowledge in mathematics and theoretical physics. The center was created to provide an environment where researchers could exchange ideas and work across the divide between disciplines. The landscape of the center furthers this mission and deepens the appreciation of the center’s work within the larger university community by providing settings for interdisciplinary collaboration and by expressing the beauty of scientific and mathematical concepts within the design. Since construction, the center has attracted top talent from the fields of mathematics and physics for visits, lectures, and symposia.