CAMPUS LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

GraingerThe University Landscape Architect oversees site development on the main campus and auxiliaries, including the Allerton Conference and Retreat Center. All changes to the fabric of campus support the mission of our institution, balancing the needs of aesthetics for staff and students, attracting prospective students and donors, education uses, and sustainability.

This position has several responsibilities:
•  Reviewing site plans for capital projects and assisting them during construction
•  Designing small site and landscape projects for the University
and the Grounds department
•  Planning and project management of capital projects
•  Assisting with faculty and student projects
•  Advising campus on sustainability initiatives
•  Working with donors and the Foundation for donor trees
and endowed landscapes
•  Preparing facility standards, and coordinating building
decommissioning

With proper design and direction, our campus landscapes can be multi-functional; providing campus beautification, outdoor classrooms, passive recreation, stormwater capture, carbon sequestration, and pollinator support. The use of native and sustainable plantings factor greatly into our campus landscapes as we strive to meet our goals in the Illinois Climate Action Plan (iCAP) and our Resilience Commitment.

The University Landscape Architect is also a member of several advisory committees:
•  Architectural Review Committee (ARC)
•  Chancellor’s Design Advisory Committee (CDAC)
•  Tree Campus Advisory Committee
•  Bee Campus USA Committee
•  Agriculture, Land Use, Food and Sequestration (ALUFS) → SWATeam committee, supporting our sustainability and iCAP goals for campus landscapes