In 2004, an Arboretum Design Guidelines Task Force was appointed
by the Arboretum director to extract the design principles embodied
in the Preliminary
Master Plan for the Penn State Arboretum by Sasaki Associates,
Inc. (January 1999) and the Master
Plan for the Mitchell Tract in The Arboretum at Penn State
by Marshall·Tyler·Rausch, LLC (April 2002), and
to create design guidelines based on those principles.
The resulting document, Design
Principles, Design Guidelines, and Standing Review Committees
for The Arboretum at Penn State, was officially approved
by the University on April 18, 2005.
The Arboretum Design Committee, one of three committees recommended
by the task force, was appointed by the director in November 2005.
These members of the University faculty and senior staff will
work with the Office of Physical Plant in developing the Arboretum.
Their task is to review all development plans as "acting
stewards" of the master plans and the Arboretum vision, mission,
concept, principles, and guidelines.
Arboretum Design Committee Members
Professor of Landscape Contracting
College of Agricultural Sciences
Gordon E. Turow
Director of Campus Planning and Design
Associate Professor of Architecture
College of Arts and Architecture
Office of Physical Plant