The design of the Georgia State University “quad” discourages unity. The arrangements and designs of the flower pads, light poles, signs, long and narrow stairways, horizon, structure, trees, trash cans, and the fountain pool, are all contributing factors of the discouragement the court yard causes for unity.
The design of the Georgia State University Court Yard provides obstacles to unity among students in many ways: The space should be an open wide area, but it is separated by those irremovable flower pads, light poles, signs, and bulletin stands. A walking group of students has to split in different directions to avoid running into those objects. The entrances to the buildings around the “quad” are either lower or higher in horizon. The stairs to the doors from the “quad” are stretched long only sideways, but not wide enough for students who want to stay out door to work with their laptops. Some trash cans occupy the space below the stairway from Court land Street. The fountain pool in the middle of the “quad” is the main source of group separation. Students don’t always stay together once they come from the library trying to access the Lawn dale Hall Building. The Georgia State University “quad” should be spacious, but the structures and arrangements of the objects on its land make the Court Yard to be congested.