turner field entrance (taken by me)
As I look at the Turner field located on 755 Hank Aaron Dr Se, Atlanta. Which also can be seen from the highway on I-75.The front has an American baseball feel to it with the brown bricking in the front and the big rustic red letters on the top that read “Turner field” There is a baseball in between the words Turner and Field.At night the letters and the baseball light up. The numbers are by the front entrance. These are the baseball players that are greats/ hall of famers for the Atlanta braves baseball organization.
hall of famer (taken by me)
Giant baseballs and hall of fame players number. (taken by me)
Giant baseballs are on the landscape of the entrance just in case you don’t know what type of field you’re at (sarcasm). Posters of all of the seasons games and since
chic fil a and Coca-Cola statues.
it was the last season for the braves pictures of historic players where also shown by the entrance. The design of the front seemed to encourage people to buy tickets if they haven’t obtained them earlier before the game. Their are three tickets in the front with a clear sign over each booth that says “Tickets”. The main street the field is on is very busy. Cars come in a continuous line both ways with a mix of work commuters and Gsu students commuting to school. you can see the coke bottle statue from a mile away on the top of the field. Coke is a big sponser of the Atlanta baseball team (mainly because Atlanta is home to Coca-Cola head quarters).It is red and brown and lights up at night. Next to the coke bottle is a huge black and white chic-fil-a cow with a sign that reads “due the chop eat the chiken”. Atlanta is also home to the head quarters. These are iconic structures for the turner field to give a since of pride and ownership to the Braves fans. All of the elements and surrounding sponsorships give a distinct look to turner field so that you cant mistake it with any other field in America .
Turner field entrance (taken by me)
Sitting at my site of the Atlanta Braves baseball field I just think as a kid I would stay glued to the TV every time the braves would come on . The only problem was I lived in Florida my whole life and never got to visit the stadium until this year . I was ecstatic I didn’t have tickets that day but I wasn’t a problem they have three boots in the front where you can acquire tickets. As I sit in the hot sun looking at the details of the design of the field and the outside, each piece of the field brings back a memory to me. I look at the sign at the top that reads “Turner field” and I remember nights driving down I-75 looking at that sign light up the night sky as a game was being played. The busy street behind me (hank Aaron street) was one of the roads I got lost on when I first moved to Atlanta!!
The road is very unforgiving to lost drivers and you can find yourself getting honked at quickly. A couple of people were out here as well taking pictures of the field because this is the last year the braves will be playing at this field before moving to Cobb county. This makes me a little sad because the people in Atlanta really take pride in having there baseball team called the “Atlanta Braves” actually play baseball in Atlanta. The stadium gives a feeling that it is no doubt in Atlanta. The Coca-Cola bottle and the chic-fil-a cow can be seen a mile away on top of the stadium. Both companies are
chick fil a and coke statue at turner feild.
huge sponsors and have both been founded in Atlanta Georgia. When I look at the brown bricking on the front and the baseball in between the turner field sign American baseball comes to my head. The parking lot even has a baseball field painted in it !! The numbers on the outside of the field the field give honor to all of the greats that played for the braves. Hank Aaron is my favorite player of the game he came up in a time where is wasn’t easy being a black man in sports and not only did he play the sport, he dominated being the all time leader in home runs and no one has even come close to his record.
Hank Arron (taken by me)
More and more students are going to school. By 2019, enrollments are expected to rise 9% for students under age 25, and rise 23% for students over the age of 25 (Snyder & Dillow, 2011).Today’s American campuses are expected to reflect an academic life. Throughout the entire campus should be the opportunities for students to to have learning spaces , upgraded technology classes, and academic buildings . This is reinforced by Radloff who notes that only “one fifth of a student’s time is spent in the classroom, contributing about one quarter of the total learning variance (Radloff, 1998, p. 1). College Is very time demanding and can be over whelming is students don’t align there priorities right.
In order to see the change of campuses in America we have to go back in time to compare the first American campuses. The word campus, (derived from a Latin word for “field” – “an expanse surrounded…by woods, higher ground, etc., Harper, n.d.) A lot of the first campuses focused on separating the campus from the distractions of the outside world.There were a lot of open pastures on campus to encourage a learning environment in nature. As time went on cars were more prevalent on campuses so in order to accommodate more parking lots were made for cars. This took away from the nature and pastures on campus.In the 1970’s There was a “green day” movement to bring back more nature on campus and build awareness to to environmental change.”Now as climate change is a major scientific and political issue, a renewed commitment to sustainability is evident in campus planning efforts to integrate built and open spaces within “green infrastructure” (Way, Matthews, Rottle & Toland, 2012).”
A building with an holistic landscape view
Nature is thought to be very soothing for students and is a helping factor for rejuvenating a students mind and body.Nature is observed by students very closes in decision making for campuses. “In fact, Grummon (2009) found that 13.5% of incoming students surveyed selected a university based on sustainability concerns.”You can infuse students learning and the landscaping around then in two ways a holistic landscape and direct and indirect attention and restoration. With a holistic landscape you can incorporate nature in ever aspect of the landscape design. For example you can plant a garden surrounding a dorm with a window in each students dormitory that faces the garden giving them a view of the flowers and bushes. This provides a calm environment for students to reduce stress. You can also do direct and indirect holistic landscapes where students don’t even realize the nature around them. Example: Putting floral picture or paintings on the walls inside the lobbies of the libraries , dorms , computer labs , etc… There is definitely a cognitive belief that holistically landscaped can help improve the learning for students and encourage a healthy mind so that students can make better decisions. It is vital that campuses incorporate this for students to utilize a campus to its full potential.
MLA: Scholl, Kathleen, & Gowri Betrabet Gulwadi. “Recognizing Campus Landscapes as Learning Spaces.” Journal of Learning Spaces [Online], 4.1 (2015): n. pag. Web. 10 Oct. 2016