Wayne County Community College Downtown Campus
Site and Landscape Modernization Project

Detroit, Michigan

PEA provided Wayne County Community College District (WCCCD) with an in-depth visual analysis of the existing site conditions and use of the property. PEA prepared a graphic report that diagrams the strengths, weaknesses and opportunities of the existing site, to include:

  • “wow” factor assessment,
  • indoor | outdoor relationships,
  • impact of below grade utilities | site features,
  • “greening” opportunities,
  • wayfinding, service functionality,
  • parking capacity | needs and student | staff co-mingling,
  • gathering and multi-purpose event space opportunities.

Upon receipt of input from guidelines, we prepared several concept sketches to convey options for campus improvement based on the site analysis. A final conceptual master plan and cost opinion illustrated the following proposed improvements:

  • new pedestrian plaza,
  • outdoor amenities,
  • landscaping,
  • signage,
  • site furnishings,
  • other features intended to improve the outdoor campus space.

Services Provided

Site analysis, design guidelines, preliminary concept sketches, final conceptual master plan.


Wayne County Community College District

Project Team

Jeff Smith, PLA, LEED AP

Sam Lovall, PLA, ASLA

Kelly Burks, LA Designer


Start: July 2015

Complete: October 2015

Professional Engineering Associates Inc. | Wayne County Community College Site and Landscape Modernization Project