John E. Jaqua Academic Center, University of Oregon
With ZGF, Architects, Portland, Oregon
This projects most recent award is frome the Arizona chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects in 2020. The project was funded by Phil & Penny Knight, Co-founder of Nike, the John E. Jaqua Academic Center is a clear representation of the contemporary, minimalist architecture with a complementary setting: a building in the 3 acre garden. It is simply a glass box, on a black table of water, next to a beautiful grove of pure white birch. The design is respectful of place and time but it leaves the parochial nature of the campus for a new age of landscape and architecture.