MassPassage physically defines and gives symbolic meaning to a major pedestrian corridor on the campus of the University of Massachusetts; along the way it establishes useful gathering spaces, courtyards and seating for students, faculty, staff, alumni, visitors and friends.

“MassPassage” here has two meanings then: literally, it is a passage through which the masses of users traverse daily and symbolically, it both describes the “passage” of Massachusetts alumni over the years into adulthood and the “passage” of the institution, as well, from its origin as a land grant school to its contemporary nature as a major research university. The walk is lined by stones containing the names of alumni and friends of the university. At regular intervals “benchmarks” both provide places to sit and record important events in the history of the university, the state and the nation.

 

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Mass Passage plan/Return to planning

Mass Passage plan/Return to planning

 
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