The Fordham University residential district integrates architecture and landscape that completes the main residential enclave adjacent to the historic entry to the Bronx campus. The landscape serves to unite the new and old, interior and exterior, multiple entries, and resurrects the historic Edgar Allen Poe Walk as the major pedestrian street on the campus. The work utilizes a bold grove of white birch to unify the entire composition and provide an intimate shaded space in the context of this great urban university. New student café and classroom spaces on the interior are brought outside with elegant paved courts. Storm water retention and infiltration for the entire district are handled below grade to meet New York City’s demanding regulatory environment. It has become the meeting place where city edge, great lawn, and student life are integrated.
DumontJanks team members led the development of the above project while employed by Sasaki Associates, Inc. DumontJanks is not associated with Sasaki.