Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018

University

OSEA Students Draw Inspiration from Architectural Landscaping Designs

November 15, 2017

A new look has been interpreted for the University’s central campus and it looks greener. OSEA hosted professional designers and students to look at the landscape architecture around Olivet’s future development site. Representatives and participants re-imagined greener turf , surrounding the University’s existing sports field with a variety of trees and plants that would accentuate current and future facility buildings. Various species of street trees, accent palms, foundation shrubs, low shrubs, and groundcovers were presented. Lists of plants included those that have low-water consumption and hardy climate features.

Aside from aesthetics, professionals offered their advice on designing with environmental impact and water conservation in mind. Students were educated on options for water conservation landscaping design by examining topography, geology of soils, monthly rainfall and seasonal climate changes. The architectural landscape design concepts implemented grouping together culturally similar plant species with matching water requirements. Students learned that visual impact was a factor in the design but water-conservation awareness played an important part of the process.

Events / Calendar
  • Oct 19

    Last day to apply for Fall quarter Leave of Absence

  • Oct 29

    * WOA Events (office closed)

  • Nov 05

    * Doctoral Colloquium

  • Nov 12

    Veterans Day (holiday)

  • Nov 22

    Thanksgiving Break (office closed)A Psalm of praise. Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands. Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations. (Psalm 100, KJV)