Floura Teeter provided landscape design services for the plaza commemorating Maryland-native, Frederick Douglass on the University of Maryland’s flagship campus. The plaza is located entirely on the at-grade rooftop of the existing Hornbake Library.
The project includes replacement of existing paving, installation of new seating, lighting and planting, a larger than life statue and significant quotes by Frederick Douglass. It is a small but important space on campus as it presents a clear message of inclusion and diversity; its location within the historic academic core reinforces this importance. It establishes a new outdoor room which provides a place of reflection, meditation, and celebration for students, visitors and staff.
Goals for the project included:
Frederick Douglass Square was honored with a Merit Award from Maryland ASLA.
Project Category: Education
Client: University of Maryland, College Park
Engineer: Wallace Montgomery
Landscape Construction Costs: $250,000
Awards: MD ASLA Merit Award, 2017