Science and Engineering Quad (SEQ)

The Science and Engineering Quad (SEQ) links half a dozen Engineering and Science buildings with a series of gardens, bike orchards, and tree canopied areas of shade, enclosed by covered corridors of stone and fabric.

Young Italian Stone Pines (Pinus pinea) shade a central turf bowl, ringed on two sides with Locust trees (Robinia ambigua 'Idahoensis'). Bike Orchards are enclosed with unique hedges of Chihuahuan Sage (Leucophyllum laevigatum) and Helichrysum penolatum, and are shaded with fruitless Olive (Olea europaea 'Swan Hill')

The SEQ landscape, designed by landscape architect Laurie Olin, extends the idea of the Main Quad conceptualized by Frederick Law Olmsted and Senator Stanford in the late nineteenth century. The axis connecting the two quads is lined with an allee of tall Mexican Fan Palms (Washingtonia robusta).