In the Fall of 2010, students enrolled in Mike Sullivan’s Advanced Landscape Design (Horticulture 201) were assigned the redesign of the quad. Teams of four or five students were organized, with each team developing its concept to redevelop the quad based on goals and objectives arrived by class discussion. Each of the designs was presented at a class session attended by President Rajen Vurdien. Various elements of the students’ plans and ideas were incorporated into a Master Plan prepared by Flewelling & Moody. In October 2111, the district approved plans for an estimated $1.5 million renovation project for the quad, expected to be completed in phases. The aim was to create a greener and more aesthetically pleasing area for students.