Rollins College Master Plan and Cornell Campus Center
Winter Park, FL
CRJA-IBI Group has been working on key projects at Rollins College since 1996.
In 2000, the firm joined with a Boston-based architecture firm to produce a formal Master Plan specifying architectural and landscape architectural guidelines and defining key improvement zones.
CRJA-IBI Group developed detailed plans for the Cornell Campus Center, a new student center complex which enhances a beautiful site overlooking Lake Virginia. The center is located beside a large swimming facility, and features spectator and outdoor dining areas facing the lake. At the main entrance a series of outdoor gardens and terraces creates a new social center for the campus. Site details and materials relate to the traditional style of architecture used throughout Rollins College.
A vital pedestrian connection unifies the student center with other campus elements such as the Alumni Walk of Fame. The walkway has been designed to provide students with a major pedestrian thoroughfare and an inviting open space for gatherings, while conveying a heightened sense of significance. CRJA-IBI Group’s landscape architects designed the walkway to be “the outdoor place in which to gather on campus.”
CRJA-IBI Group has also provided professional consultation on campus-wide landscape issues at the College, including complete site development for the Cornell Fine Arts Museum and a Master Plan for the integration of public art into the campus.