Fordham University’s plan to expand its Lincoln Center campus required a re-design of the public entry plaza on 60th Street and Columbus Avenue. An important programmatic requirement was to maintain an existing elevator and stair connecting the ground level outdoor entry with the University's raised outdoor campus. Existing mature trees were to be incorporated into the new design, and the site’s significant grade changes were to address issues of accessibility seamlessly.
Weintraub Diaz Landscape Architecture, PLLC was responsible for developing a master plan, integrating both the architectonic demands of the existing building program elements and evolving site constraints in one indoor-outdoor solution. The plaza plan utilizes amorphic forms to bend around, embrace and incorporate all of these conditions into a comprehensive design.