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.