working — 2000 — Rochester, NY 

University of Rochester

The University of Rochester wanted to solve student circulation problems between disparate campus areas.

Moody Graham (then Graham Landscape Architecture), led Master Planning for a campus expansion and new pedestrian gateway located at a previously neglected dead-end street. The landscape team worked closely with University stakeholders to achieve the project goals of increased institutional visibility, campus place-making, and improved circulation. A hierarchy of flexible spaces was created to accommodate a range of campus activities from small gatherings to graduation ceremonies.

The scope of work included a new gateway, pedestrian and vehicular pathways, a new clock tower and plaza, exterior terraces, tree planting, extensive perennial planting, and landscape lighting.

Photos by University of Rochester

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Project Architect



1.3 Acres

Primary Material Palette

brick, limestone, concrete pavers                     





Rochester, NY