Bennington College

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This campus landscape unites a nineteenth-century farm, a turn-of-the-century estate, an early Beaux-Arts campus plan, and a series of distinguished modernist projects into a coherent whole greater than the sum of its parts.

Bennington College, located on 600 acres of rural land in the hills of southern Vermont, has undertaken a rebuilding program that addresses academic expansion and landscape rehabilitation simultaneously. The work builds upon a library expansion study and planning initiatives developed with Allied Works Architecture. The Master Plan, completed in collaboration with Kyu Sung Wu Architects, expands on the historic patterns of campus development and amplifies the distinct landscape characters of varied precincts. The plan simplifies and clarifies vehicle and pedestrian circulation routes, recaptures important views to the hills, and recommends specific guidelines for revegetating the campus to recapture horticultural richness and spatial beauty.


Bennington, Vermont




650 acres



  • Bennington College, Merit Award for Landscape Analysis and Planning, Boston Society of Landscape Architects
  • Bennington College, Honor Award for Planning, American Institute of Architects Committee on Architecture for Education