The historic North Mall1, the first landscape project on campus, was designed by Charles “Chuck” Saladino, the first landscape architect licensed in the State of Nevada.
Purpose and scope of the collection
The North Mall combines with the East Mall and Xeric Garden to form the Arboretum Core and create the green heart of campus. The Mall is one of the most important heritage spaces on campus, as well as one of the most popular. The Mall was the first construction project on campus for a designed landscape.
Chuck Saladino was a pioneering landscape architect in Nevada who led efforts to recognize for landscape architects as highly educated design professionals equivalent to architects and engineers. His efforts resulted in passage of NRS 623A, the state law governing licensing of landscape architects as protectors of the safety, health and welfare of the public.
Collection — specific interpretations of this policy and special instructions
Programs supported by the collection
Type of collection: Landscape
Year established: 1980s
Guidelines created: March 2006
Last revised: March 2006
Proposed by: 2003 Long Range Planning Team
Location: At the north end of campus, beginning at the Rose Garden and extending west to the Paul McDermott Physical Education Complex.
Amenities: The Sycamore Grove, The Physics Garden, The AIDS Memorial Garden
Last inventoried: in progress
Number of species: n/a
Number of specimens: n/a
1Referred to as the East-West Mall in the 2002 Long-Range Plan