Thursday, September 14, 2017

Pardon Our Dust: A New ‘Quad’ Coming…

Salt Lake Community College is in the process of improving a large area east of the Student Center on the Taylorsville Redwood Campus to be more inviting to students, staff and faculty at SLCC and the surrounding community. Crews have been working throughout the summer and will continue shaping the reimagined “quad” area in a manner designed to bring more students together while connecting them with nature. It’s expected to be complete by the end of October.

An area of the quad called “The Realm” compliments the existing fountain with natural and manmade walkways, rock gardens and quasi forest, meadow and desert areas. The spaces are being laid out to accommodate study, socializing, collaboration, teaching and reflection. The design takes advantage of the solar solstices to organize the various design features. Xeriscape design principles and water-wise plants are also in keeping with SLCC’s mission, vision and values.

Below is a rendering of what the finished space will look like.