- The Pennsylvania State University
- 2.5 acres
- $2 Million
- Master Planning,BLT/Payette Joint Venture Architects with Lager Raabe Skafte Landscape Architects
Formerly Shortlidge Road, the new mall with its Great Lawn is a canvas for informal student gatherings, small outdoor classes, or eating lunch. It is a picturesque addition to the campus in the spirit of other landscaped malls that spring from the town/gown division that is College Avenue to Old Main, Eastview Terrace or that within West Halls.
Features include a perennial garden with over 20,000 bulbs selected to bloom at scheduled intervals throughout the spring and summer, a continuous granite seat-wall surrounding the Great Lawn with the names of all the academic colleges at the university engraved on the surface, a medallion with the university seal in the center of the mall, and a bosque of trees at the entrance to the mall, with an alee along both sides.