Scripps College, Claremont, CA
Scripps College, Claremont, CA



United States

Scripps College

Scripps College, founded in 1926 by newspaper publisher and philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps, is renowned for its beautiful campus. Master planner Gordon Kaufmann and landscape architect Edward Huntsman Trout created a campus which artistically linked buildings and landscape. Much of their original work is still visible with major vistas framed by allées of trees criss-crossing the campus quadrangles. In order to create a sense of season, Trout planted a variety of deciduous trees including liquid amber, American elm, tulip, sycamore, and almond. Rare species were also introduced and continue to draw visitors. Recently Scripps was awarded a two-year Campus Heritage Initiative grant from the Getty Grant Program. The product of the grant is a comprehensive Cultural Landscape Report which recommends preservation and maintenance treatment plans for all elements of the 30 acre campus landscape. Contemporary additions to the landscape include the Inscription Walk located just south of the President's House, designed by Pamela Burton. Moving eastward toward the Keck Science Center, the walk features quotes by scientists Maxine Singer, Rachel Carson, and Maria Mitchell. Moving westward toward the campus, the quotations are from women in the arts and letters, including Zora Neale Hurston, Virginia Woolf, Beverly Sills, Adrienne Rich, Emily Carr, and Helen Frankenthaler. 

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