University Landscape Architect Vanderbilt University Nashville, Tennessee
Until 1979, Peabody College and Vanderbilt University were divided by both a busy Nashville street and very different design approaches. But when the two schools merged, their built environments merged too, creating a fascinating study in contrasts featuring meandering carriage drives, Beaux-Arts symmetry, and much more.
$80 per person by August 18; $95 after August 18; includes transportation and water. Extensive walking.
Learn how the philosophical differences in approach to higher education translated into two contrasting 3-D campuses and how they continue to work within their original concepts today.
See how the arterial layout of perimeter edges proved a daunting challenge to Vanderbilt as it commissioned a series of master plans over the decades to attempt creating "collegiate quadrangles".
Learn how landscape architect Warren Manning was instrumental in laying out the Peabody campus master plan that later saw architectural firms like McKim Mead and White complete the framework.
Explore how very different layouts addressed the infill demands driven by ever-growing square footage, and the role that landscape plantings and public sculpture have played in reinforcing the original concepts.