SCUP Excellence in Landscape Architecture for General Design
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Rendering by Stephen Stimson Associates
Stephen Stimson Associates Landscape Architects; Kleinfelder, Inc.; Pine & Swallow Environmental; Reflex Lighting; Charles Mayer Photography
“ . . . brings a consciousness to the environment . . . responsive to the zigzagging of the buildings . . . pedestrian experience is greatly improved . . . accepts the fact that there are a lot of people moving through the area; very accepting of the multi-use also with the sustainability element . . . ”
The Southwest Concourse revitalization project is a comprehensive renewal of the largest residential area on the UMass Amherst campus. The project began as infrastructure replacement for an outdated area of housing and grew into a complete re-design and construction of the entire 5-acre landscape. The design has fully modernized the site of a large complex that was under maintained and had become a gathering place for expression of student emotions with an undesirable component.