Archive for June 28th, 2012

A Fork In the Path

The original path curved away from the new Nutt MECS Center at Trinity, but even engineering bears won’t follow a path that leads in the wrong direction:

Fork in the path at Trinity

Fork in the path at Trinity

An old story has it that [name of administrator] at [name of new college] had the architect remove all but the most obvious walking paths from the new campus plans. After the first year passed, then they paved the routes that people actually used.

Vassar College has a good example of that design in the residential quad:

Vassar Paths - Paved Quad

Vassar Paths – Paved Quad

But even they won’t slash diagonals across a lawn just for students:

Vassar Paths - Grass

Vassar Paths – Grass