LAFAYETTE, PA COMPLETION 2019 LEAD DESIGN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT
At Lafayette College a new LEED-Platinum Science Building is emerging from a complex topography and site conditions. Located at a missing corner of the campus, the project seeks to energize Anderson Courtyard with a dynamic facade and entry courtyard. A pattern of white and grey precast pavers and linear bands project out into the campus.
Adjacent to plaza a grove of honeylocust's create a dappled canopy for reading on movable red chaise lounges and precast benches. At night, the canopy is illuminated by linear in-ground led lighting in a bed of decomposed granite.
On the second floor an double-height atrium wraps around a on structure courtyard of sculptural precast seat planters and an articulated ground plane. The energy of a common space and cafe spill out onto the courtyard diminishing the sense of indoors and out.
With Payette Architects