Project name: Inclusive Landscapes at Community College Campuses
Project overview: Notable for what is invisible, seamless, and universal as much as what is overt, these place-based solutions for the DCAMM Statewide Accessibility Initiative achieve universal access on two community college campuses while reinforcing distinct campus character, amplifying sustainability, and improving infrastructure. Rather than tacked-on, they are impactful, integrated, and intuitive.
Project location: Barnstable & Brockton, Massachusetts
Firm name: Jones Architecture, Inc.
Associated firm or architect: Lemon Brooke; Crowley Cottrell (Landscape Architects)
Project type: Landscape renovation
Project information: Renovation/restoration
Jury comments: The jury was slightly divided on this project. Much of the design work seems to be fairly basic in making walkways accessible, which should have been completed on these campuses years ago. At the same time, these were critically necessary projects to create equitable use of these campuses, in addition to being beautifully and intelligently designed to fit the character of each campus, with careful considerations given for stormwater and native planting.
BSA Impact: Equity | Environment
Client: Cape Cod Community College; Massasoit Community College
Images/Photographer(s): William Horne
Consultants: ART Engineering; Brennan Consulting; Nitsch Engineering; RSE Associates
AIA Framework for Design Excellence: Integration | Equitable Communities | Well-being