The Campus Landscape Framework Survey

To better understand how you use and value the outdoor campus environment, the Office of the University Architect is conducting a survey in the form of an interactive map. The information collected will help inform the Campus Landscape Framework, a project intended to articulate a clear vision for the UW Seattle campus landscape and guide development and stewardship practices over the next 20 years. It will reflect on the historic intent of the designed landscape of campus, collect data on current uses, identify best practices, and project a future that demonstrates the values of the institution.

The survey uses a map of campus and asks you to place icons to identify a variety of notable outdoor places, including areas where you socialize, areas that are difficult to navigate or are in need of improvement, and landscapes you consider memorable or iconic. It also asks you to identify how you get around campus, whatever your mode of travel may be.

The results of the survey will provide basic knowledge and background reference material to generate recommendations for improvement projects, policies, guidelines, practices, and the prioritization for allocation of financial resources to preserve, protect and enhance the outdoor campus environment for future generations to enjoy.

Please take the time to complete the survey and give us your feedback. It takes between 10-15 minutes depending on how much information you have to share. It will be online from October 22 – November 5. If you need assistance or have additional comments, please contact Kristine Kenney at kkenney@uw.edu.

To take the survey, click here:

http://depts.washington.edu/myplaces/

Who has responded so far:

As of November 4, we have received 1914 responses, broken down as follows:

  • Alumni: 36
  • Faculty: 230
  • Neighbors: 6
  • Staff: 777
  • Students: 858
  • Visitors: 7

As of October 31, we have received 1788 responses, broken down as follows:

  • Alumni: 29
  • Faculty: 222
  • Neighbors: 6
  • Staff: 752
  • Students: 774
  • Visitors: 5

As of October 29, we have received 1568 responses, broken down as follows:

  • Alumni: 27
  • Faculty: 197
  • Neighbor: 4
  • Staff: 692
  • Students: 643
  • Visitors: 5

As of October 28, we have received 855 responses, broken down as follows:

  • Alumni: 17
  • Faculty: 104
  • Neighbor: 3
  • Staff: 400
  • Students: 328
  • Visitors: 3

As of October 25, we have received 733 responses, broken down as follows:

  • Alumni: 14
  • Faculty: 91
  • Neighbor: 3
  • Staff: 344
  • Students: 279
  • Visitors: 2

As of October 23, we have received 469 responses, broken down as follows:

  • Alumni: 11
  • Faculty: 57
  • Neighbor: 2
  • Staff: 247
  • Students: 150
  • Visitors: 2

What others are saying:

This image shows responses for where people go to exercise (date: 11/4)

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Comments from respondents:

  • "I like to take walks through campus during lunch for exercise and to take a break"
  • "I use the BGT almost everyday to get to work by bike, combining commuting and exercise at the same time."
  • "Arboretum island paths"
  • "Canoeing in the arboretum!"
  • "I love the IMA!"

This image shows responses for places of respite (date: 10/31)

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Comments from respondents:

  • “Love the wetlands for bird watching and quiet time.”
  • “Love, love, love the herb garden!”
  • “The cafe in the Henry Art Gallery is a great place to relax with a cup of coffee and get away!”
  • “All along the waterfront.”
  • “Ah, the rose gardens”
  • “Walking the trails of the Urban Horticulture Center”

This image shows responses for iconic spaces (date: 10/29)

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Comments from respondents:

  • “Love that views of Rainer Vista have remained unchanged for over 100 years.”
  • “The Quad in spring when the cherries bloom is spectacular.”
  • “The Reading Room in the Library is an iconic centerpiece of central campus.”
  • “Sylvan Theater, for the columns!”

This image shows all combined responses for favorite outdoor spaces to socialize (date: 10/25)

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Comments from respondents:

  • “I frequently meet up with friends along the Ave”
  • “Red square for chance encounters”
  • “Steps outside of Kane are great for sitting and people-watching between classes.”
  • “Most of my socializing is done off campus”

This image shows student responses to favorite outdoor spaces (date: 10/24)

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Comments from Respondents:

  • “The Burke Gilman trail is wonderful”
  • “I like finding surprising areas” (Grieg Garden)
  • “Overall a gorgeous place to walk around, I love the ratio of trees to open space”
  • “Nice, secluded location to sit, relax, and watch the waves” (Showboat Beach)
  • “The best part of canoeing at UW and the Arboretum is all the narrow corridors that are there to explore.”

To view the full respondent result page, click here:

http://depts.washington.edu/myplaces/experiments/results_public.php

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