Landscape Architecture Plaza Project breaks ground behind CASNR Annex
One of the elder buildings in Texas Tech's College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources is getting a minor facelift this semester with the makeover of the courtyard area behind the CASNR Annex, formerly known as the old Animal and Food Sciences Building. The plaza project is part of Department of Landscape Architecture's 4404/5316 Materials and Details class.
"The students designed the plaza and are building it to understand what is needed when developing construction documents," said Charles Klein, an associate professor and the department's interim chairman.
One of the requirements for the design, he added, revolved around sustainability in that they were required to use existing, salvaged materials stored at the grounds maintenance yard. The project also had to be "de-constructible," so that the materials could again be salvaged if the building were ever replaced.
Finally, the design had to be something they were capable of building, with some help from grounds maintenance, Klein said. "Mike Quartaro, the director of [Texas Tech] Grounds Maintenance has been extremely supportive of the project from its inception," he said.
By NORMAN MARTIN
CONTACT: Charles Klein, Associate Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Landscape Architecture, Texas Tech University at (806) 742-3771 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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