The east end of the Danforth campus will feature a beautiful new landscape design that will support a more connected campus experience, linking both people and place.
Two key features: A welcoming entrance to campus for visitors and community members as well as enhanced green spaces.
A Welcoming Entrance
• Landscaping will honor the historic design of the Danforth Campus and reflect the character of Forest Park, offering an enhanced, tree-lined frame of Brookings Hall. The new landscape of lawns, trees and a variety of plant material replaces nearly six acres of existing impervious paved parking area with green space, and the new landscape provides rain gardens in key locations to sustainably manage storm water.
• Pedestrian access will be improved into and across the Danforth Campus. The landscape will bring nearly all of the east end to the same elevation, limiting the need for stairs and ramps and offering a more accessible entrance to the university. It also will offer enhanced visibility of the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum and public programs at the Brown School and other campus venues.
Ann and Andrew Tisch Park
• At the heart of the development of the east end of the Danforth Campus is a beautiful and inviting new campus gathering place, Ann and Andrew Tisch Park.
• New terraces near the School of Engineering & Applied Science and the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts will connect to Tisch Park. This expanded green space will offer a tree-framed view of Brookings Hall and easy connections between the School of Engineering & Applied Science and the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts.
• Buildings facing Ann and Andrew Tisch Park will have “active edges,” blurring the line between indoor and outdoor spaces through window-filled ground level floors and the placement of shade trees and moveable furniture.
• Art and sculpture will be thoughtfully integrated into the landscape design.
Learn more about the plan for the transformation of the east end of the Danforth Campus.