Worcester Polytechnic Institute 

Campus Quad + Wedge Terrace | Worcester, Massachusetts

WPI’s Campus Quad renovation provides the college with a high use lawn, large canopy trees, brick pedestrian pathways and a large dining terrace for both day and night use. The dining terrace frames a lively seating area and open amphitheater that supports outdoor classroom use. Strategic grading of the site provides full pedestrian and emergency vehicle accessibility.

The underdrainage system at the lawn diverts storm water to an underground chamber, slowly releasing water back into the subsurface. Additional sustainable features include solar powered lights and solar-reflective pavement materials. 

Spanning 2.75 acres, the vibrant new lanscape alleviates what had previously been an underdesigned open space that included surface parking. The project was completed on an expedited schedule, proceeding from conceptual design to construction completion within nine months.

size

2.7 acres

 

principal-in-charge

Charles Kozlowski ASLA

 

Team

Client:
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Civil Engineer:
Samiotes Consultants, Inc.

Electrical Engineer:
Thompson Engineering Company, Inc.

General Contractor:
Cutler Associates, Inc.

Soils Consultant:
Pine & Swallow Environmental

Structural Engineer:
Goldstein-Milano, LLC