• Flagler College Athletics Complex

    Kenan Hall Plaza brings students together after classes end for the day.

    Kenan Hall Plaza
    Flagler College
    St. Augustine, Florida

  • Flagler College Athletics Complex

    A slab of granite was etched and polished with the College emblem creating a walkable centerpiece for the Plaza while allowing flexibility in the space for event planning.

    Kenan Hall Plaza
    Flagler College
    St. Augustine, Florida

  • Flagler College Athletics Complex

    The Plaza granite detail is an elegant and simple interpretation of the College emblem.

    Kenan Hall Plaza
    Flagler College
    St. Augustine, Florida

  • Flagler College Athletics Complex

    The custom poured coquina concrete planters are filled with flowers welcoming visitors to the West Lawn Pavilion and the Plaza.

    Kenan Hall Plaza
    Flagler College
    St. Augustine, Florida

  • Flagler College Athletics Complex

    The Plaza is centrally located on Campus bringing students together throughout the day.

    Kenan Hall Plaza
    Flagler College
    St. Augustine, Florida

  • Flagler College Athletics Complex

    Tall Date Palms provide a “ceiling” to the Plaza creating shade and character.

    Kenan Hall Plaza
    Flagler College
    St. Augustine, Florida

  • Flagler College Athletics Complex

    Benches, movable tables & chairs, umbrella tables, and seat walls help to make the Plaza a comfortable place to hang out.

    Kenan Hall Plaza
    Flagler College
    St. Augustine, Florida

Landscape Architecture

Featured Project: Kenan Hall Plaza

Kenan Hall faces the West Lawn of the Flagler College Campus. The coquina concrete and terra cotta accented building is historically significant as it is the north wing of the National Historic Landmark, the Ponce de Leon Hotel. When the Hotel, originally built by Henry Flagler in 1888, was converted to a College, Kenan Hall became the main classroom building and a destination for all students.

HFA designed and oversaw the construction of the Kenan Hall Plaza. HFA designed the Plaza to compliment the historic building materials. The design solved a drainage problem that plagued the main entrance to the building for years. The Plaza uses permeable clay pavers with an etched, granite College emblem as a focal point. The poured concrete Plaza columns include electrical connections that allow for charging devices and accommodating events. Lighting accents the columns and the Dactylifera Palms making the area inviting after dark.

The Plaza encourages interaction between the students, faculty, and staff at Flagler College.