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U of A Environmental & Natural Resources 2

The University of Arizona School of Environment + Natural Resources II (ENR2), Designed by Richard + Kennedy Architects, with landscape design by Colwell Shelor, is located on a former asphalt parking lot. The building addresses’ grand challenges in environmental sciences by integrating across the boundaries of biology, physical science, resource management, and international resource issues. The ENR2 landscape is a high-performance landscape that operates as an outdoor learning laboratory for sustainable design in the southwest. The landscape demonstrates sustainable strategies of climate control, urban wildlife and pollinator habitat, air cleansing, water harvesting as well as mitigating climate and human comfort.