The serene spirit of the classical campus is harnessed in the master landscape plan for the science campus at the University of Quebec at Montreal. For the bustling downtown location, we planted the grounds with over 150 trees to create a sanctuary of study: an urban forest crisscrossed by pedestrian pathways.
Tree species were carefully selected to give UQAM a distinctive identity that changes seasonally: bright yellow gingko colour the campus in the fall, and a profusion of magnolia blooms announce the end of the spring semester. Kentucky coffee trees, honey locusts, and “Accolade” elms complete the forest. The choice and placement of trees creates a diaphanous canopy of leaves, offering partial shade in the summer and allowing light to penetrate freely in the winter months.