Date: Fri, 6 Oct 1995 16:11:22 CDT From: "Donald M. Lance" 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