Towers|Golde was part of the design team selected to plan the rapidly expanding University medical campus, the signature element of the state’s commitment to leadership in healthcare, research and medical education. T|G performed detailed site analysis, intensive programming and open space planning. Additionally, T|G developed a landscape design manual for use within the entire precinct and as a guide for future developments elsewhere on campus.
The plan recommmends solutions to circulation and parking challenges, spatial order and wayfinding, as well as specific treatments for urban streetscapes. The removal of a major traffic artery through the site has resulted in opportunities to develop a hierarchy of open spaces for different user groups within the core of the campus. The “Landscape Design Manual” offers detailed standards for paving, site features, lighting and planting. Implementation of specific projects are now underway.
The University of Kentucky Medical Center Master Plan
University of Kentucky