- Landscape Architecture
A new Spanish Language House is part of a cluster of language-based dormitories at Reed College in which scholars benefit from shared academic, cultural and personal interests. The new building joins a complex of historic buildings by A.E. Doyle.
In conjunction with development of the Spanish Language House, Mayer/Reed designed a tiered courtyard plaza that unites the language house complex. The space is designed for flexible use including academic and social events as well as casual activities. Modest-sized groups can gather for meals, discussions, poetry readings and movies. Shade trees, flowering shrubs and groundcovers of culinary herbs mark the seasons. Stormwater plantings treat runoff from the new language house. New walkways link key entrances to the campus and allow universal accessibility throughout the complex of language dorms.