Campus Quadrangle

Minimalist Landscape for Breuer's Ferry House at Vassar College

Project At a Glance

Vassar College - Frances Daly Fergusson Quadrangle
Poughkeepsie, NY
Design of campus quadrangle
Project Team:

Design: Paul Butkus with Balmori Associates

Civil Engineer: Chazen Engineers

Lighting: CBBLD

Photographer: Paul Butkus 

site ecologyresource efficiencyhealth biophiliaequity inclusivitycultural placemaking



Project Details

This sunken courtyard was created as part of the renovations associated with the new Center for Drama and Film at Vassar College. Sitting alongside the Marcel Breuer designed Ferry House residence hall, it forms a green living room for the students. Provisions were also incorporated for outdoor movie projection as well as small theatrical productions. Copper clad sitting walls envelop the space which will develop a natural patina over the years.