Once a barren, blacktopped parking lot, this six-acre site has been transformed into a major social and academic green space for the West Campus. Campus Green offers large areas of open lawn, an international arboretum, triangular garden terraces, benches, landscaping and a series of limestone water-stair fountains. The Braid, an inviting pattern of pathways, plantings, seat walls and water elements, runs diagonally across the site. At the Lindner Drive entrance, a distinctive cone-shaped mound recalls the region's Native American earthworks.
The lower half of the green is Sigma Sigma Commons. Dedicated in 1998, this gathering place has a granite performance amphitheater, a number of pedestrian walkways and plenty of space for quiet study and sunning.
Dedication: Oct. 20, 2000
Location: Northeast quadrant of West Campus between the Alumni Center and Scioto-Jefferson complex
Contains: A wireless connection to the Internet for laptop computers
National design firm: Hargreaves Associates
Photo left/Lisa Britton
Photo right/Dottie Stover