Patel Center For Global Solutions
University of South Florida
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Ponikvar & Associates
Site Planning, Landscape Architecture, Planting & Irrigation Design, LEED Certification
The Patel Center supports distinguished research and educational programs that promote sustainable, healthy, communities in a globalizing world. The Center brings together people from the academic, public, private, and non-governmental sectors to work collaboratively on finding solutions to pressing global problems; in particular, water, sanitation, sustainability, urbanization, and mitigation.
David Conner + Associates was commissioned to develop a sustainable site strategy that would reflect the global initiatives of the center. The final design provides for the establishment of indigenous native and highly drought tolerant plant materials, reducing the need for supplemental irrigation and decreasing the long term maintenance demands on the university.