“reinforcing our identity”
Founded in 1782 under the patronage of George Washington, Washington College is among the nation’s leading liberal arts institutions. Located on over 100 acres in the heart of historic Chestertown, Maryland, the character and history of the Chesapeake region define and inform the campus experience. In collaboration with faculty, staff and administration, the Landscape Architecture studio at HCM has worked for over twelve years to define and enhance those emotional connections, while responding to the needs of the modern campus and today’s student. The Landscape studio has utilized native and adaptive plantings and classic brick and stone hardscapes to knit together the various campus spaces to create a cohesive campus character. Our graphic design for the signage at the campus visitors center uses the first president’s signature as well as a large George Washington sculpture reinforces the identity of the college and its tie to one of our founding fathers.