The new design will change the cosmetic look of the courtyard as well as to improve some of the maintenance concerns.
“We are delighted with the outcomes of this learning partnership with landscape architecture,” Mary Somerville, university librarian/director said. “All this occurred very quickly, of course, because of the 10-week summer session. Given this short time period, the results are particularly extraordinary.”
After several weeks of planning the students finally carried out their plan which involved cleaning up and removing some plants that will be replaced in the future.
There are even more plans for the future, including adding new furniture, shade coverings and updating the irrigation system. The completion of the first steps was celebrated this morning with a student presentation.