OLIN, in collaboration with Cloud Gehshan Associates, worked closely with college faculty and professional staff to develop a compelling vision for the future of the campus landscape and the recently dedicated Caroline Steinman Nunan Arboretum. Built upon extensive research and analysis of existing campus conditions, the landscape master plan articulates clear strategies to enhance the 127-acre campus open space system, unify the entire campus with a primary pedestrian spine, and reach out to the surrounding community. The guidelines complement the historic character of the college, respond to current development pressures, and create a vision for the transformation of the campus landscape into an engaging, publicly accessible arboretum. This successful collaborative relationship resulted in a series of landscape initiatives that are consistent in intent and design excellence. As these projects are implemented over time, they will engender an experientially rich and integrated college campus. Two projects stemming from the landscape master plan are currently underway, including the landscape design for a new college house and an entry plaza for the Patricia E. Harris Center for business, government and public policy.
Franklin & Marshall College
Master plan completed 2009
2013, American Institute of Architects Philadelphia Chapter, Merit Award for Master Planning