About the Project

The Orange Art & Architecture project started in the fall of 2019. This project, funded by iSchool Board member Christine Larsen, began with the objective of "letting the buildings speak." Christine had noticed that there were historical and cultural sites on campus that weren’t being displayed very well, and that people could walk right by and not take notice of important pieces of SU’s history.

The Orange Art & Architecture Team (OAAT) is a multi-disciplinary group of students, faculty, and staff. Using an iterative research and design process, the team has been developing a web-based app which presents information and archival material for key architecture, art, flora, and memorial points of interest on campus.

The project consists of two phases: the fall semester “Alpha Phase” and the spring semester “Beta Phase”. For the Alpha Phase the team is gathering information on points of interest located on the Kenneth A. Shaw Quadrangle (the quad), and will expand their research to the rest of campus during the Beta Phase.

Project funder Christine Larsen and the OAAT view this project as an exciting way for students to engage in a collaborative project combining the humanities and technological design to help bring the important and fascinating history of the SU campus to life.

Support & Resources Provided By:

  • SU Libraries
  • The Special Collections Research Center
  • University Archives
  • Christine Larsen, iSchool BoA
  • Dean David Seaman

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Contact Information

  • Contact Email: ccds@syr.edu