Lehigh University

The heart of Lehigh University’s Asa Packer Campus has always been it’s great sloping lawn.  Unfortunately, incremental campus development led to wide roadways that visually and physically separated the lawn from adjacent green spaces. Ground Reconsidered was tasked with creating a plan to convert several interior campus roadways into pedestrian-first walks that would reconnect these segments of lawn. As a result of the firm’s imaginative redesign, the central lawn is now a contiguous green campus core, characterized by mature canopy trees and richly patterned pedestrian walkways. This transformative work was recognized with a PA/DE ASLA Merit Award.

The Science Technology Environment Policy and Society Building (STEPS) is home to the University’s earth sciences and related engineering and social science programs, emphasizing research and collaborative strategies between the disciplines. Adhering to the client’s directive for a sustainable project, Ground Reconsidered designed a drought tolerant plant palette utilizing only plants native to Lehigh County. STEPS received a Green Good Design Award for Green Urban Planning/Landscape Architecture and is certified LEED Gold.

  • Lehigh University
  • Bethlehem, PA
  • 2006 - 2010