Catch and ReleaseHonor Award - Student Collaborative
Gina Trautner, University of Arizona
The University of Arizona currently has a comprehensive master plan that includes replacing a 3 acre parking lot with a green space and library. Following the EPA’s Campus Rainworks Challenge guidelines, this is a proposal for the future UA green space. The concept for this new library and green space can be described as “catch and release,” in which social and natural resources are conscientiously integrated into site activities so that benefits brought to the site can be effectively shared with the greater community. Environmentally, water resources will be managed and distributed to better sustain native and desert adapted vegetation. Socially, users of the surrounding department buildings will have a common iconic space to congregate for events and expositions to bring use and energy to the north side of the university campus.