Committee for Campus Aesthetics
The Committee for Campus Aesthetics maintains, enhances, and heightens aesthetic awareness at the University of New Hampshire through the thoughtful development, and placement of Public Art, Memorials and Tributes, and Signage.
Who We Are
We are a standing committee convened at the direction of the President. The committee is representative of the breadth of the campus community, including the Museum of Art, Campus Planning, the Sustainability Academy, Facilities Services, President’s Office, Foundation, University Communications, Operating and PAT staff, the Student Senate, and the faculty (6 representatives, including 1 from the library, and 2 from the Department of Art and Art History).
What We Do
The University of New Hampshire is known for the beauty of its campus. Its location comprises many habitats from woods and farmlands to streams, rivers, and estuaries. The campus itself is a dynamic blend of architectural styles. As the University meets the challenges of the 21st century, preserving and cultivating a strong and unique sense of place is part of that charge.
- First, Public Art (proposed and existing) their acquisition, quality, relevance, siting, tenure, and maintenance are a primary concern of the committee. The committee has drafted guidelines for public works of art on campus.
- Secondly, where requested, the committee will make recommendations on policies affecting proposed signage, both permanent and temporary.
- Finally the committee in concert with campus planning considers memorials and tributes, landscaping, buildings, and other projects when appropriate.