East Zone of the University of Florida Historic Campus:  Gateway



The UF Preservation Plan and Guidelines for Restoration and New Construction discuss the Historic Campus in four zones. The overall character of each zone is summarized, followed by definition of individual buildings and features. The East Zone is characterized by its role as the symbolic gateway and pedestrian entrance to the campus. The campus heritage of Collegiate Gothic is established in this zone, along with the defining materials of brick and clay tile with contrasting masonry detail. The relationship of buildings and sites on the campus is introduced in this zone with courtyards defined by architectural edges and by periphery landscape that emphasizes significant buildings. Expansive open green space and native palms, Live Oaks, and pines reinforce the regional image of the University of Florida.

   Character-Defining Features

Visual presence of Collegiate Gothic Campus and its evolution

Buildings in grid composition

Continuity of massing, scale, and height

Continuity of materials and visual concept

Greens, courtyards and periphery landscape

Significant courtyards East and West of Bryan Hall

Axes and views to pedestrian entrances to buildings

Landscape appropriate to region

Northeast corner is significant pedestrian gateway to campus

Pedestrian linkage from northeast to Plaza of the Americas by Matherly and Anderson Halls

Campus entrance, open space and landscape emphasize Tigert Administration Building


Buildings of the East Zone of the University of Florida Historic Campus


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