Reaching Others University at Buffalo - The State University of New York
Skip to Content

Building UB: Our Physical Plan

Harriman Quad Restoration

A completed Harriman Quad in spring

This historic gathering space has been totally re-landscaped to be a more beautiful and more sustainable place on South Campus.

Work was completed in summer 2010 on the $1.8 million restoration of Harriman Quad on the South Campus, setting a pattern for other projects to make UB landscapes more beautiful and sustainable. The new design features a series of five rain gardens, along with porous asphalt pavements that will keep rain water out of storm sewers and reduce the need for salting campus walkways. The project also replaced damaged locust trees and pest-prone ash trees with more than 100 new canopy and flowering trees. The project fulfills the goals of the campus master plan to create public spaces that are more sociable, attractive and environmentally friendly. It also reinforces the historic plan for the campus with a contemporary design.