SCUP

Landscape / Open Space

Partner Content

2018 SCUP Excellence Awards

Read about the winning projects and teams from SCUP’s 2018 Excellence Awards program.
Webinar Recordings

2020 Virtual SCUP Excellence Awards Presentation and Jury Conversation

Recorded September 24. This recording captured the live question-and-answer forum with the Excellence Award program jurors. The 2020 SCUP Excellence Award program recognizes and applauds institutions and organizations whose planning achievements exemplify excellence and dedication in higher education campus planning.
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A Tribute to Achievement and Excellence

The society’s 2014 award program recognizes and applauds individuals and organizations whose achievements exemplify excellence and dedication in planning for higher education. Jurors share their comments and trends pulled from the 2014 winners.
Conference Presentations

An Enriching Campus Framework for Growth

We will provide examples of multiple ways in which the University of Oregon structures campus growth, receives input from leadership, and effectively engages the campus community.
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Campus Heritage

This monograph describes and illustrates the contributions campus heritage can make to promote, strengthen, and support institutional goals and objectives and outlines suggested methods of incorporating campus heritage in campus plans, facility plans, and campus design concepts.
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Campus Image and Identity

The eight chapters in this book reflect Richard Dober’s categories of the elements of campus image and design. Within each chapter, each page displays two campus scenes, chosen for thought-provoking comparison—and a brief comment from Dober regarding each.
Conference Presentations

Campus Public Art

Join us for this primer on campus public art. We'll discuss funding, decision making, how public art is an investment, and what can go right (along with what can go wrong).
Planning for Higher Education Journal

College Campus Landscapes Within a Learning Ecosystem

College campus landscapes may help restore student attentional capacity for learning when intentionally viewed as educational resources or integrated with academic content.
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Connecting the Dots

This research evaluates the role the campus built environment plays in student retention and graduation, using the California State University (CSU) campuses as the sample.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Cultivating Integration

The MUSC Urban Farm is designed to be a living classroom where students, faculty, staff, and the community come together to explore the connection between food and health.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Enhancing Campus Sustainability Through SITES and Socially Equitable Design

The Socially Equitable category represents a unique and often missed opportunity for academic institutions to further their commitment to sustainable practices.
Conference Presentations

Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Collaborative Campus

This session will deliver a methodology for rethinking campus culture and infrastructure to meet climate change challenges. We will share techniques for shifting traditional campuses to educational institutions that safeguard the planet and its people.
Conference Presentations

Hillsborough Community College Ybor City Campus Tour

This virtual tour will explore how the campus embraces its multi-cultural history and uses the Ybor City National District as a living laboratory to facilitate its programs with a focus on Hillsborough Community College’s community connections.
Conference Presentations

Integrating Security With Wellness and Biophilic Design

Illustrating the latest security, wellness, and biophilic design integration strategies, this session will provide you with essential tools for evaluating both prospective designs and existing conditions on your campus.
Conference Presentations

Red Badge

This tour will explore the history and development University of Maryland, College Park's campus along with the UMD Arboretum and Botanical Garden.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Relic or Relevant

The university’s founders specified that the space that would become the Main Quad, along with its buildings, should facilitate human discourse and connection. Has it reached across generations to remain an active place for student life?
Partner Content

Resilience in the Great Outdoors

Before the Fall 2020 semester, the Siebel Center for Design at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign partnered with architects and engineers to lead a virtual design charrette focused on extending the life of outdoor campus spaces as learning environments. They also reached out to schools around the country to learn about their recent experiences with these spaces.
Conference Presentations

Site Universal Design for an Inclusive Built Environment

We will describe the tenets of universal design, show examples of how it is used on campuses, help you avoid mistakes commonly made when incorporating universal design, and outline universal design maintenance requirements.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Telling the Untold Stories

Through historical study, outreach, and education, undergraduate students at George Mason University began research that developed into the Enslaved Children of George Mason Project. The goal was to broaden the university narrative, encourage discussion about American ideals of equality and freedom, and transform a complex historical legacy and memorial into an inclusive campus place for reflection and dialogue.
Conference Presentations

Transforming Learning at Norwich University

Come learn how Norwich reimagined its central campus for contemporary research, teaching, and learning without compromising the integrity of its historic structures.