Plazas are generally hardscape, often contain seating, and are typically located adjacent to building entrances. These spaces are usually multi-use and their paved surfaces make them adaptable for a variety of activities.
We encourage comments on the plazas shown in each image. Do you think they add or detract from the surroundings? Would you ever use this type of plaza on your campus?
We also would like more details for each plaza – do you know the designer? Do you know what materials were used?
Please rate each image based upon the overall quality of the plaza, including its aesthetic appeal and the effectiveness of creating a sense of place.