The University of Pittsburgh Bradford retained our services to design an entry/arrival area and two separate but connected gardens for the new Blaisdell Hall Music building. The client wanted a courtyard area for students to gather, to practice and to interact with the natural environment. Geometric paving forms and low seat walls set into grassy slopes provided large gathering areas while allowing for more intimate social interaction and practice areas that formed a connection between the building and the nearby creek. Landscape plantings soften the paved areas, screened views of a nearby parking lot and emphasized the creek connection. A meandering path from the courtyard to a bridge across the creek led to the restored wetland garden, where geometric gravel path forms meandered through with a variety of riparian areas and connected a series of gathering and interpretive areas.