West Campus Landscape


Duke's West Campus is often most often associated with the picturesque main quadrangle space, but in fact contains many diverse landscape typologies and spaces, from natural hollows and remnant woodlands, to manicured lawns, athletic fields, gardens and plazas. West Campus does not display the coherence and singular identity of East Campus, as it is a composite of several precincts each with unique characteristics and qualities. However, the importance of Duke as a University in the Forest can be seen very clearly when walking or driving the entire area, since buildings are almost always viewed within the context of woods and trees, with the exception of the Medical Center precinct, and significant remnant woodland areas remain intact, even in the center of campus.

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