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
The college football hall of fame has always been a favorite place of mine to visit. The scenery of been right in the heart of downtown Atlanta and on the busy Marietta street. When ever I visit the first thing I notice about the design of the building is the entrance. The 30 feet tall entrance is shaped like a 1930s leather back helmet that players used to play with when football was first created. I’ve been inside of the college football hall of fame and the images my mind collect are breath taking, And bring back a lot of memories that impact my emotions. The helmet wall is amazing with over 700 helmets representing all College football teams. I look hard as I find my team I used to play for. The halls are filled with amazing images of old players and current players. The information posted as you walk also gives you an insight on how historic college football is to America. As I walk along the street and glare at the building next to the Philips arena I think of how I fell in love with college football in the beginning … My cousin Joe Cohen signed to play with the Florida gators in 2003 I was a mere child at barely 8 years old. My cousin Joe comes to my house in this blue and orange jersey and I am not sure if it was because those are complimentary colors or I just like the jersey. Never the less I fell in love with the Florida gators and from then on I went to all of his home games.
I was determined to play college football when I was in high school I worked my but off in every game and caught the attention of LaGrange college in LaGrange Georgia . I got signed!! I played my freshmen year and due to money and injuries my college football career was cut short, But I loved every minute of it! As I am walking I see how the workers are very inviting greeting everyone as they see them. Its funny while working at Publix I was offered a job to work their, I still might take that offer up. At night the lights glow as if they are trying to mimic a college football game on a Saturday night. I love everything about the architectural build of the college football hall of fame it captures and glorifies all of the greatness that comes with playing football.
The college football hall of fame is located on 250 Marietta st NW Atlanta Georgia. The building is adjacent to the Philips arena where the Atlanta hawks play and also across the street from the world of coke.. Theirs a heavy traffic flow on the road any time of the day especially rush hour traffic. From the front the college football hall of fame building has a long entrance with a long horizontal silhouette of football players and football field numbers. The brown piece of the building is built to resemble a leather football helmet from the beginning days of football. The staff welcomes you in at the door. Regardless if you have knowledge or not of the game they are here to make your experience go smooth as possible. The college football hall of fame was not always in Georgia. In 1951 the first college football hall of fame was built in south ben Indiana .
Once inside the college football hall of fame there is a wall with 700 + helmets on the wall to represent every college team in America!
. In august 2014 This building of the college football hall of fame was built in Atlanta. Its main intent was to put a spot light on the greats of the game, and reward them for there accomplishments.Their is a loud atmosphere walking into the college football hall of fame, So many people walking on the street and heavy traffic going into the building. A lot of families come here to enjoy a day of festivities. The open space around the building lets me capture great photos and ( feel less creepy).