The Arnow Quadrangle design seeks to create an open space for the students of Lasell College which can both serve as a recreational and social space for the adjacent dormitories and student center as well as an arts quadrangle where fashion shows and performances can take place, supporting the two Art Center buildings on the Quad. Site design saw removing a central parking lot within the site to create a tree filled plaza which steps down to an open lawn. Moveable site furnishings allow students to socialize in groups or to create private seating situations. A larger, paved plaza at the Student Center hosts an amphitheater with open lawn steps to invite relaxation and sunning and formal seating for events. Situated next to the Student Center, students can filter easily to the outdoor space. With construction of a new dormitory, parking was set underground allowing for the rooftop landscape to be uninterrupted for pedestrian recreation and programming.

Lisa Giersbach, Project Manager at Richard Burck Associates, Inc

with Perkins Eastman Architects.