Cultural Landscape Project
The UW-Madison campus is much more than an assemblage of wonderful academic buildings, residence halls and recreational facilities. Interwoven between these structures are the landscapes that tie this campus together: designed garden spaces, miles of rustic shoreline, former agricultural fields, and ancient Native American archaeological sites--to name but a few examples.
A diverse research team, working for the Cultural Landscape Project (CLP), gathered and organized countless stories behind some of our most beloved campus places. Not only did these historians, landscape architects and campus planners collect archival documents and photographs of our ever-changing campus, they evaluated current conditions and made treatment recommendations that will help inform on-going planning efforts. Check out nearly 500 documents and photographs gathered by the project.
The initial draft report was completed in 2005, following a year of intensive research by a dedicated group of UW-Madison students, staff and faculty, as well as local expert consultants. Each chapter has now received updates to reflect new construction activities and additional research.
This CLP project was made possible by a Campus Heritage Grant from the Getty Foundation, with additional support from the Department of Landscape Architecture at the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, and the campus Division of Facilities Planning and Management.