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    April 22, 2016

    KSU’s Seaton Hall Revitalization & Expansion was recently awarded a Merit Award by the Central States Conference of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

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    • Each year, the ASLA Central States Awards program honors the best in landscape architecture from the Central States region. The awards gala was held on Friday, April 15th 2016 at the William J. Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Arkansas.

      The $75 million Seaton Hall renovation and expansion project will demolish, renovate, expand and preserve portions of the east wing of Seaton Hall, Seaton Court, and Mechanics Hall. The new Seaton Hall site improvements are anticipated to include a variety of spaces providing flexible programming to accommodate College of Architecture, Planning and Design needs. These improvements will create a new iconic entry, provide additional University gathering spaces for students utilizing this portion of the campus. The site design is intended to compliment the architectural character of the new Seaton Hall addition while also reflecting the aesthetic charm and character of the existing campus landscape surrounding the site.

      The site is configured to allow for multiple levels of spaces, which maximizes opportunities for daylight to reach the lower levels of the building. The primary courtyard spaces will provide barrier-free student and faculty access either from adjacent areas of the site and/or through the adjacent buildings. These exterior spaces are intended to provide a variety of areas that can be programmed to accommodate student gatherings, outdoor classroom/presentations space, space for outdoor student work/project fabrication and exhibiting student work, quiet contemplation spaces, and flexible spaces in support of ongoing alumni and recruiting outreach activities.