USU Taggart Student Center

Situated in the mountains of Logan, Utah State University is an institution specializing in agricultural and environmental fields. As enrollment grew, MGB+A was contacted to develop a viable outdoor space adjacent to the Student Center. Borrowing mood from the surrounding environment, a concept evolved to simulate a cascading mountain stream through a series of concrete terraces. Stop-risers encourage users to explore the coolness of the water and refresh themselves beside shaded study areas. Raised planters and multi-level landings effectively dealt with the existing topographic conditions and offer very interesting spatial treatments within this vibrant area. Heavy-timber arbors softened with vines complement the rustic construction of campus buildings and again link this urban-type space with its natural environment. The USU fountain plaza is a very popular campus landmark and one which each student savors for the experience and relief it provides.

Utah State University Student Plaza
Utah State University Student Plaza
Utah State University Student Plaza
Taggert Student Center Water Feature USU
Taggert Student Center Water Feature USU
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