Saint Joseph’s University Post Learning Commons City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA

Cultivating Academic Growth and Collaboration
The Post Learning Commons at Saint Joseph’s University is a learning environment that seamlessly blends indoor and outdoor spaces to foster academic exploration, collaboration, and social interaction. Supported by cutting-edge technology, this academic hub encourages students to engage in a dynamic and immersive educational experience.

Crafting Multiple Schematic Landscape Plans
Our firm prepared multiple schematic landscape plans for the Post Learning Commons, offering a range of design options tailored to the university’s vision and goals. Each plan was carefully crafted to maximize the potential of the site, creating a harmonious balance between the built environment and the natural surroundings. After careful consideration, the university selected a design that showcases our team’s expertise in creating functional and inspiring outdoor spaces. The chosen plan features a plaza strategically located at a significant campus crossroad, serving as a central gathering point for students and faculty.

Designing Spaces for Student Engagement
One of the standout features of the Post Learning Commons landscape design is the contemporary amphitheater. Our team designed this space to encourage student gatherings, performances, and outdoor learning experiences. The amphitheater’s modern forms and thoughtful layout create an inviting and dynamic environment that promotes interaction and collaboration among students.

Adjacent to the amphitheater, a cascading garden serves as a focal point for interior building views. This unique landscape element was built using on-site excavated materials, showcasing our commitment to sustainable design practices and the efficient use of resources.

Enhancing the Campus Experience with Native Plantings
To create a vibrant and engaging outdoor environment, our team carefully selected a diverse array of native plantings for the site landscaping. Specimen evergreen trees provide year-round interest and structure, while a wide complement of native shrubs and perennials offer a colorful and dynamic experience for the campus community throughout the seasons.

In addition to the aesthetic benefits, the native plantings also contribute to the site’s ecological sustainability. Our firm incorporated a rain garden into the landscape design, which helps to manage stormwater runoff, improve water quality, and provide valuable habitat for local wildlife. To further enhance the building’s eco-friendly features, green walls were installed on two sides of the learning center.

The Saint Joseph’s University Post Learning Commons exemplifies our firm’s commitment to creating educational environments that inspire learning, foster collaboration, and promote sustainability. By combining innovative design solutions with a deep understanding of the university’s needs, we have created a landscape that will enhance the campus experience for generations of students to come.