Date: Fri, 6 Oct 1995 16:11:22 CDT


Subject: Re: another thread

At the University of Missouri in Columbia, we have quads in the red campus

and the white campus, each surrounded by buildings made of, repectively,

red bricks and white sandstone. But in the area where buildings were

built in the 1960s we have a mall, with buildings on each side but

none that can box in the space and make it a quad. The red campus, with

quad, is to the north of the main administration building, and in the past

couple of years all the area south of Jesse Hall to the Med School has

been turned into a "green area" or "green space" and is called a mall

even though its lateral boundaries aren't defined by buildings. The

malls at UT-Austin have Battle's tower at one end and whatever was in

the city at the other ends of the malls. I suspect that configuration

of surrounding buildings and architecture/planning work together in

labeling decisions. The areas that tend to be called malls are more

popular now in planning campus layouts, perhaps suggesting that the

outer perimeter can be extended as the university grows. Quads may

be seen as more limiting; we get this term in dorm complexes (Indiana Uni-

versity, U of MO), where the students are to be boxed in by some visible

perimeter like buildings or fences. DMLance