Pennsylvania State University: Foundry Park

As part of a campus-wide building initiative, Ground Reconsidered worked with Penn State to realize a new park in the Engineering precinct of the University Park campus. The park has become a central gathering space and provides a link from the west end of campus to University Park’s main street.

The site was created with the demolition of Engineering Unit D Building. The building’s stone base walls were salvaged in situ and now serve as perimeter site walls against which a rich palette of shrubs, perennials and grasses are planted. The original crucible that was used for melting iron in the old Foundry was relocated to a prominent position in the park.

  • Pennsylvania State University
  • State College, PA
  • 2004