Winter 2013 Workshops

As part of Auburn University's work to update the Comprehensive Campus Master Plan, public input is needed in the landscape and development of the area surrounding the oaks at Toomer's Corner.

The Master Plan will provide the framework within which a Landscape Master Plan will be developed. The Landscape Plan will serve to guide the planning, design, development and maintenance of exterior spaces on the Auburn University campus, including the iconic exterior spaces in Samford Park near Toomer's Corner. Campus planners want to develop concepts for enhancements to this area of campus.

In October and November 2012, public workshops were held to gather ideas and input for this project. To date, a series of four preliminary concepts have been developed with varying degrees of complexity. All concepts feature the following: at least two large trees, although not planted in the same positions as the existing Oaks; removal of the existing low brick wall and nearby evergreen shrubs and Southern Magnolias; additional shaded seating; and retention of the existing gates, either in their current or new locations.

Over the past two months, more than 10,000 fans and friends of the university have provided their opinions and ideas on the four preliminary design concepts through an online survey. The next step will be to develop two options for further review and discussion.

Please join Auburn University's Office of Campus Planning and Space Management and Nelson Byrd Woltz/jB+a Landscape Architects for a follow-up workshop to discuss strategies derived from the results of the previous workshop sessions and the online survey.

Attendees will have an opportunity to offer input on the landscape concepts. Two identical presentations will take place at the following times:

Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013
258 Foy Hall

3-5 p.m.
7-9 p.m.

Video presentations from the workshops are available below:

Where We’ve Been/Where we’re Going – October 23, 2012 – 3:30-5:30 p.m. workshop

Where We’ve Been/Where We’re Going – October 23, 2012 – 7-9 p.m. workshop

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 – 1 p.m.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 – 5 p.m.

Samford Park at Toomer's Corner Redevelopment Report | .zip file for those experiencing IE issues

Feb. 27 Workshop Media Package (.zip, 64MB)

Last Updated: Feb. 27, 2013

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