The University was interested in repurposing a University Services vehicle parking lot and service area that was underutilized for parking and had become a strong pedestrian desire line for students moving between the Stadium Parkade and the Engineering Sector. The space was also flanked on one side by a series of ground mounted intake air fans for the adjacent GSB Building which added to the unappealing nature of the space. EDA provided design services to transition the space into a more pedestrian friendly circulation route. The initial plan was to screen the air intake units with a sound absorbing fence. The University however wanted any fencing to be transparent due to vandalism concerns, and so a water feature was developed to wash out the dull humming sound of the air intake units. This provided the opportunity to expand the circulation route into a comfortable seating area for students and staff to sit and relax or have lunch.