June 21, 2011
Writer: Writer: Stephen Henderson

Construction on the Taylor Quad on the Brigham Young University-Idaho campus begins this week and will continue through October.


Renovations will include added walkways and handicap-accessible paths between the quad and the west side of campus, as well as water features and footpaths throughout landscaped areas between the Manwaring Center and Taylor Building.


"We're turning the quad into a destination as opposed to a big corridor; a place where you can go and feel the spirit of the campus," said Rulon Nielson, director of facilities planning and construction. The most prominent features of the new quad-two islands of trees and flowing water-will become places of meditation and study.


The Taylor quad will be closed for the duration of the renovation, and traffic will be diverted around the perimeter of the site. The northwest door to the Taylor Building will be closed to traffic, and other doors with entrances to the quad will be closed temporarily in the coming weeks.