University of Windsor campus master plan
To mark the University of Windsor’s 50th anniversary, the school engaged +VG Architects (The Ventin Group Ltd.) to create a campus master plan for the Ontario institution with a vision for the next 50 years. In the first phase of the plan, +VG revamped an anonymous desert of parking lots facing the backs of buildings and their service entrances into an inviting pedestrian realm with hospitable, human-scaled spaces that engender a sense of place and arrival. “We’re transforming the campus into more of a green space by weaving the formerly disconnected open spaces together to make a better, more cohesive campus environment,” says project architect Deb Westman, Senior Associate at +VG’s office in Brantford, Ont. +VG asked us to shoot the new green space’s Welcome Centre Commons and Turtle Island Walk at twilight.