Pfendler & Forestry Products Landscape Redesign
To bring flora, helpful pollinators, and natural color back to campus. Design new beds to showcase native plants and landscape architecture to those who experience the Purdue campus while easing the maintenance by Purdue Grounds on the space.
Community Project Partner:
Brooke Sammons, Landscape Architect II – Purdue Facilities
» Ireland Beebe
» Amanda Cushman
» Jorge Ferandez
» Josh Janicki
A well-designed landscape on a university campus is an important aspect in improving the overall aesthetic appeal that provides a favorable environment for learning and the well-being of the campus community. However, considering the constraints of Purdue Grounds crew's limited upkeep abilities, certain soil and water types, aesthetics, budget, and space. Our study aimed to redesign the landscape around the Pfendelr and Forestry Products buildings to rejuvenate the space and invite in visitors. Our goal for the space was to bring flora, helpful pollinators, and natural color back to campus. While designing new beds to showcase native plants and landscape architecture to those who experience the Purdue campus while easing the maintenance by Purdue Grounds on the space. We conducted background research on public perceptions of natural spaces, plant interactions, and public garden spaces, met with our project partner, and lastly visited the site to get an idea of the current state of the area. We created a report and plan for the Grounds team that can be executed and maintained for years to come so those who enjoy the Purdue community can see the beauty our native plants have to offer. We hope that incorporating student engagement within the garden and spending time outside with benches and walking paths, to using native plants as a way to engage certain species and quality of the ecosystem on campus, all to have a well-supported landscape that will last years and create an inspiring and positive change to the area of interest.
- Background research on native plants and public perceptions of nature preserves
- Maintenance upkeep plans
- Blueprints/maps for design
- Plant and flower inventories for each bed
- Electronic layouts of proposed designs