The Keim Hall Courtyard project was undertaken in conjunction with the remodeling of the building. The enclosed space, formed by Plant Sciences Hall and Keim Hall, has been transformed into a gathering place for departmental events, a greenspace for having lunch or studying, and an outdoor classroom where students get hands-on experience with landscape construction and management as well as plant identification.
During the building renovation, the courtyard space took a beating. Compaction from heavy equipment was an issue:
Plant installation is one of the great ways that Landscape Management students get real life experience. Here's some of the first plants going into the Keim Courtyard in 2010: