(2010 - 2015)
Capturing stormwater runoff from 265 acres, more than half of which is impervious surface, Duke Pond has reduced the campus’s use of potable water by roughly 200 million gallons per year. Located between Towerview Road and Circuit Drive, the pond also fulfills the original Olmsted vision for the campus in Duke’s 1924 master plan.
Through a thoughtful use of grading, the project saved as many trees from the site as possible and utilized the harvested timber for structures, decking, handrails, and hardwood mulch around paths and plantings on site.
Collaborators: Mark Hough, FASLA - University Landscape Architect, Duke Facilities Management, McAdams Company