Centennial Plaza - University of Texas - El Paso
El Paso, TX
In partnership with Yarnell and Associates
Services: Lighting Design in partnership with Bruce Yarnell
Landscape Architect: Ten Eyck
Photography: Adam Barbe, Terry Moore
UTEP had the goal of creating lasting legacies of the Centennial while transforming the campus into a pedestrian-friendly public space. The new Centennial Plaza changes the heart of the campus into a large open area reminiscent of urban plazas located across the Paso del Norte region and in Mexico, where residents congregate and celebrate life. Groves of native mesquite trees shade a paseo for strolling, socializing, or studying. The plaza showcases a beautiful, hand-carved and hand-painted Lhakhang, a gift from the Kingdom of Bhutan to the people of the United States and entrusted to the University’s care.