Landscape Architecture – Merit

Marian University Michael A. Evans Center for Health Services

Marian sought to tie together the University’s strong Catholic tradition and the medical school with a highly visible spiritual “lantern” to strategically anchor the corner of 30th Street and Cold Spring Road. The desire was to create a facility with two equally important front doors (north campus/pedestrian entry and the west visitor/car entry). The building engages the site through an ellipse whose edges define both building and site elements, providing a powerful linkage. At its building interface, it creates a strong curvilinear circulation spine identified with stair towers at the buildings west and north sides.