Campus Community Invited to Vote for Furnishing Options Along Einhorn Family Walk
As part of the ongoing Campus Framework community engagement effort, members of the Syracuse University campus community are invited to help select furnishing options for the Einhorn Family Walk.
Four options were presented during the Friday, Oct. 14, engagement session (view the presentation here) by representatives from Sasaki Associates, the Campus Framework’s design partner. Each of the options presented distinctly different ideas of what a fully furnished space could look and feel like. All options include choices for benches and seating, fixed furniture, planters and detectable warning pavers. Detectable warning pavers are manufactured with a raised textured surface, known as truncated domes, and are used to alert people with vision impairments of their approach to changing terrain. Furnishing options can be viewed and voted on online by clicking here.
“In May we provided design options and sought student feedback at that time,” says Joe Alfieri, director of Campus Planning, Design and Construction. “The premise for these options is not just to look at the bench but to look at how those terraces or seating areas will be outfitted for a fully furnished and usable space. These options respond to feedback we have heard in terms of increasing some color in the space, making the space more dynamic for people to gather and converse, and to make them more accessible for all.”
Members of the campus community are asked to vote on the seating options. You can also continue to provide feedback at http://campusframework.syr.edu/comment/. Installation of the final choice may happen as early as next semester, according to Alfieri.
A second engagement session was also held on Oct. 14 relating to campus signage, specifically outside restrooms in all academic buildings and recreational facilities. Members of the campus community will have the chance to vote for their selection for signage as well, as implementation of the Campus Framework proceeds.