Miami University Anderson and McFarland Halls
As the landscape architecture team, Kleingers designed flexible exterior space that could be utilized for individuals or a small group to study, as well as space for a larger group social gathering. The plaza was designed to create cozy and comfortable rooms with softscape separating the uses, thereby creating a space that the students want to be in and will use. These spaces took into account the overall aesthetic of the university’s architecture and history by incorporating bluestone paving into the brick plaza areas with brick seatwalls and stone caps. The design also maximized views onto the campus green spaces. New bike racks were incorporated into the design and located to be convenient to entrances while not detracting from the welcoming feel of the social plaza. Tables, chairs and bike racks were selected to ensure aesthetic rhythm throughout the campus.