The Advanced Technology and Education Park was conceived as an educational oasis. Its street-side elevations speak to the future while the courtyard, with its arcades, fountain, muted walls and sensitive landscape, brings a nearness and sense of balance to the campus. The courtyard was designed so that students can have a variety of spaces in which to relax. Many container plantings with adjacent benches encourage individual students to rest or read and small groups of students to gather. A vibrant yellow arcade shades the outdoor patio next to the café, which will draw together larger groups of students.