Digital Record #4 : Sound recording of Library Plaza


This sound recording of the plaza contains most of the sounds I heard while sitting in the plaza taking my notes, including people conversing with one another, car horns, and the sound of people walking by.

Digital Record #3 : Video of Library Plaza





This video is an accurate representation of the plaza on a weekdays.  However, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, there is a great deal more energy and movement.  On Tuesdays and Thursdays, there is usually music playing, sororities and fraternities strolling, and organizations trying to catch the eye of people passing by.

Digital Record #2: Quad in front of Langdale Hall


If you walk past the main entrance of Library South, located in Library Plaza, toward Langdale Hall, you will see another common area for students to socialize.  This quad area contains a fountain that has the GSU logo in the center of it. Usually, outside vendors come and sell goods such as jewelry and artistic posters.

library plaza jewelry vendor

Local businesses use GSU’s campus to solicit business to students.


This quad provides passages ways to Classroom South, Langdale Hall, and a side entrance to Library South as well as more designated smoking areas.


GSU Library Plaza Digital Record #1


This panorama of Library Plaza captures an overall view of the layout of this exterior environment.  The Plaza was designed as an open space where a large number of students can gather, socialize, or simply spend time waiting on their next class to begin.  The brick structures that contain tress in them ( located around the top of the blue painted stairs) are often used as seats by students, as well as the structure containing the tree on the right hand side of the panorama.  The steps on the far left hand side of the picture lead up to Court land Street, which students can cross in order to get to Student Center East and West.  The windows on the right side of the picture belong to Sparks Hall and the brick building in the background is Library South.

How to Cite and Label images in MLA format


Artist’s last name, first name. Title of Work. Date or N.d. if no date. Name of institution that
houses the work or name of private collection. City where institution or collection is located if
available. Title of Website. Web. Date of access in the form of day month year.

Galante, Nick. Pathfinder-Plus Flight in Hawaii. June 2002. NASA Dryden Flight Research
Center. Photo Collection. Web. 4 August 2006.


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    • Have a figure number, abbreviated as “Fig. 1” for example.
    • Include artist’s name, title of work (italicized), date of composition, medium of the reproduction and complete publication information of the source, including page, figure or plate numbers.
  • Be consistent with caption display choices throughout your paper or slideshow.



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Works Cited from Citations on our Group Library on Zotero

Badertscher, Kc. “Building for the Arts: The Strategic Design of Cultural Facilities.” VOLUNTAS 26.2 (2015): 724–725. Print.

“BloombergGadfly.” Column. Bloomberg. N.p., n.d. Web.

Cahn, Elizabeth. “Project Space(s) in the Design Professions: An Intersectional Feminist Study of the Women’s School of Planning and Architecture (1974-1981).” Doctoral Dissertations May 2014 – current (2014): n. pag. Web.

Clark Miller, Claire Gordon. “Disableb by Design.” How a lack of imagination in technology keeps the world inaccessible to huge numbers of people. N.p., n.d. Web.


Degnore, Roberta et al. “Phipps Plaza West: Evaluation of an Urban Housing Option.” Housing and Society 6.3 (1979): 143–160. Web. 9 Feb. 2016.

Fagan, C, and D Trudeau. “Empowerment by Design? Women’s Use of New Urbanist Neighborhoods in Suburbia.” JOURNAL OF PLANNING EDUCATION AND RESEARCH 34.3 (2014): 325–338. Print.

Geller, Joseph T., and Robert M. Corning. “Designing a Unified Campus.” (2007): n. pag. Web.

Hankins, Katherine B., Robert Cochran, and Kate Driscoll Derickson. “Making Space, Making Race: Reconstituting White Privilege in Buckhead, Atlanta.” N.p., June 2012. Web.

Hardwick, M. Jeffrey. Mall Maker. Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania, c2004. Print.

International Business Times. “Occupy Atlanta Protesters Ignore Police Order to Leave Woodruff Park.” International Business Times (2011): n. pag. Web. 5 Feb. 2016.

Jaret, Charles. Homelessness in Metro Atlanta /. Research Atlanta, 1997. Print.

Kern, L. “From Toxic Wreck to Crunchy Chic: Environmental Gentrification through the Body.” ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING D-SOCIETY & SPACE 33.1 (2015): 67–83. Print.

Lasner, Matthew. “Swingsites for Singles.” Places Journal (2014): n. pag. Web. 1 Feb. 2016.

Linton Joaquin. “Basic Facts about In-State Tuition for  Undocumented Immigrant Students.” (2014): 1. Web.

Matloob, Faris Ataallah et al. “Sustaining Campuses through Physical Character–The Role of Landscape.” Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences 140 (2014): 282–290. Web. 4 Feb. 2016.

“Sustaining Campuses through Physical Character–The Role of Landscape.” Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences 140 (2014): 282–290. Web.

Mayer, Fred. “Campus Image: A Vital Part Of A University’s Brand.”.” Article n. pag. Print.

“PerimeterCtrVisFarrOpt.pdf.” Web. 4 Feb. 2016.

Such, Al. “Grady Memorial Hospital Settles Over Alleged ADA Violations.” Radio/News Outlet. Wabe. N.p., 1–16 Jan. 2016. Web.

Taylor, Wendell C. et al. “Features of the Built Environment Related to Physical Activity Friendliness and Children’s Obesity and Other Risk Factors.” Public Health Nursing 31.6 (2014): 545–555 11p. Web. 4 Feb. 2016.


Webb, Philip. Homeless Lives in American Cities : Interrogating Myth and Locating Community /. First edition. N.p., 2014. Print.

“Zotero.” N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Feb. 2016.

Class Notes 2/9/2016

Modes of communication

  1. aural
  2. gestural
  3. linguistic
  4. spatial
  5. visual


  1. ethos- credibility
  2. pathos- speaker’s manipulation of emotion
  3. logos- speaker’s use of “facts” to appeal to a sense of logic
  4. kairos- “right” time, place, context

Built Environment Description

  • 5 digital submissions images/artifacts/sounds
  • upload notes as a post
  • compose a formal Built Environment Description

Annotated Bibliographies

  • 1/3 should be about HOW or WHY the source is useful for you or  anyone writing about your built environment

Key Word search terms for my research

  1. college quads/plazas– I am looking for information on how other college quads and plazas are designed in comparison to GSU’s Library plaza
  2. aesthetics– what contributes to the overall feel of a college environment (inclusiveness, inviting)
  3. landscape– the landscaping of a campus is a factor in how students interact with each other
  4. campus planning–   What kind of environment does a college administration want to create through the landscaping?
  5. design- how does the overall design of a campus influence the interactions among students ?
  6. built environment

AB for “Universal Instructional Design: Tools For Creating An Inclusive Educational Experience.”

Banfield-Hardaway, Stacey. “Universal Instructional Design: Tools For Creating An Inclusive            Educational Experience.” Vermont Connection 31.(2010): 21-28. Education Source. Web. 5 Feb. 2016.


In her article, “Universal Instructional Design: Tools for Creating an Inclusive Educational Experience”, Stacey Banfield-Hardaway, a St. Lawrence University graduate with a B.A. in Sociology and Educational Studies, states that collegiate “campus community members must evaluate the degree to which the campus environment and social climate are welcoming to students with disabilities”. She uses secondary research from a number of creditable sources, such as the World Health Organization and the Center for Universal Design, to increase her ethos throughout the article. The purpose of this article is to “address the needs of students with disabilities and deconstruct prejudice against them”. The author’s intended audience is collegiate administrations who are responsible for constructing an inclusive campus for its students. This source is useful for my purposes because it provides suggestions for how colleges can improve the accessibility and “inclusiveness” of their campuses.

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