Stony Brook University
Plantings at the Academic Mall, Staller Amphitheater, Entry Drive and Entry Circle
Stony Brook, NY
Size: 12 acres
Working in collaboration with architects Beyer Blinder Belle, beginning in 2000 Lynden B. Miller designed and created a dramatic new landscape with fountains, a “stony brook”, walkways, trees and large sweeps of green lawn to replace great stretches of concrete pavement which had make the center of the campus a barren and inhospitable place. In particular, Mrs. Miller planted a total of 20,000 shrubs, perennials, ornamental grasses and ground covers to soften and humanize this area. Near the Administration Building and the Library, she createdmany full planting areas with a wide variety of plants for interest and color throughout the year. In 2005, extensive plantings were installed in the newly constructed Staller Amphitheater. And in 2006, the Entry Drive at Stony Brook was planted with an allee of Metasequoia and large drifts of native grasses and perennials and a total of 12 acres.