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Situated in the downtown urban core, Housatonic truly values its 65,000 square foot central courtyard, the only campus landscape open space it offers as a major student amenity. The sitework for the academic expansion project was under tight budgetary restraints which were compounded by existing conditions to remain, including building entries, trees and sculptures. The new redesigned courtyard now expands the space and clarifies the circulation while re-engaging the sculptures in new ways and proposing additional sites for future acquisitions. The resultant long sweeping curves of the walks provide a dynamic sequential experience of unfolding views, effectively unifying the campus buildings and giving it a sense of place.