Special Recognition Award
International Landscape Architectureal Competition: 1988
Project Scope: competition design
Project Size: 150 acres
Christoph Kapeller in collaboration with
Judith van Euer,artist and Elsa Leviseur, landscape architect

The brief asked for the 150 acre arboretum along an existing creek to form a new entrance to the university campus. Triangular shaped earthworks line the arboretum along the freeway interchange and provide the entry identification for the access to the campus. A grid of allees unifies the site, and provides orientation, direction, identification and scale. Cascading hyazint water purification ponds provide continuous water flow to the creek. Recreational boating, new marina, channels, and water fountains line the creek. Experimental, recreational, natural history and demonstration gardens provide a multiplicity of experiences of enclosed and open landscape space.