Tallahassee Community College

Tallahassee, Florida

The Tallahassee Community College campus master plan employs a harmonious blend of form and function by adhering to the following sustainable, urban and interactive architectural design principles: create a predictable master plan centered on an efficient infrastructural system that enables program flexibility by integrating environmental systems with ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCITATIONCampus Master Planning CitationFEATURED IN2009 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYCampus Master Planning campus’ spatial system; optimize land resources while maintaining the campus scale of development; maximize pedestrian access for an improved walking campus; create a vibrant environment for social and academic interaction; extend and enhance the garden landscape that characterizes the unique environmental qualities of the existing campus; and create a sustainable master plan.

Situated on a flat former airport site, the college faces significant site issues, including periodic flooding. This master plan seeks a new approach that conceives the future campus as an integral, sustainable part of the eco-management system while being a vibrant place for learning, interaction, recreation, nature and delight. At the heart of the master plan is the idea of a campus organized around a simple framework of pedestrian open-space axes, integrated with an innovative stormwater system that is an eco-amenity. The garden landscape is amplified while the urban density and street character is enhanced to make an environment rich in variety that appeals to the full range of human needs and experiences.

This campus master plan represents a sustainable site that is designed to recognize the interrelatedness of natural systems, as well as those created by man.

"Creative solution to flooding and stormwater control, while expanding the college's pedestrian zone."--2009 jury