CORNELL AG QUAD
Location: Ithaca, New York
Client: Cornell University
Cornell University’s historic Ag Quad is one of the great central open spaces of the current and future campus. Over the years, on-going construction activity has led to accumulated degradation of the landscape and loss of its historic integrity. New buildings and renovations have contributed to changes in circulation, service, and functionality of some spaces. Additionally, utility infrastructure, pathways, and lighting are outdated and beyond repair.
MKW was afforded the opportunity to redesign the Ag Quad and return it to its historic grandeur. We are currently completing the Conceptual Landscape Masterplan and will follow with construction documents. The design process fully engaged the Cornell community and resulted in a collaborative design that reflects the desires of various stakeholder groups, and will be a lasting legacy for the University.