Merit Award

A New Campus Creation: Universidad De Monterrey

San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico

SWA Group

Principal in Charge: Rene Bihan

Client: Universidad de Monterrey

The Universidad de Monterrey's new Roberto Garza Sada Center for Art and Architecture marks the first step toward a total campus that is healthy, sustainable and regionally representative. The landscape design uses the site topography to dramatic advantage and celebrates local ecology through an expressive native plant palette that immerses site users into a rich and verdant environment. The building and supporting landscape represent the first phase of a new, comprehensive campus master plan and a new relationship between place and pedagogy.