In Progress: Jawhawk Boulevard
May 6, 2013
Confluence is assisting a multi-disciplinary design team to update the historic core of The University of Kansas campus, Jayhawk Boulevard.· view full ·
As a part of reconstruction of this historic, multi-modal boulevard, Confluence is restoring the boulevard landscape to embrace the original landscape intent as designed in the 1920’s. A number of buildings along Jayhawk Boulevard were recently placed on the Register of Historic Kansas Places and are awaiting consideration by the National Register of Historic Places. The plans for Jayhawk Boulevard take into account the broader historic campus landscape and extraordinary view sheds originally conceived by George Kessler and Henry Wright in 1904, all while accommodating the needs of the modern University. As part of the project, Confluence also proposed and conceptually designed an entry experience on the western end of the boulevard that formally announces your arrival to Jayhawk Boulevard. Conceptual plans for the corridor were completed in November 2012 and implementation of the initial phase of improvements is currently in progress to be completed in summer 2013.