In the final design, trees in the lower courtyard have been replaced to provide a wider canopy cover, creating shaded seating zones below. Since the Science Library lies beneath the commons, weight allowances and planting depth are limited. As a result, existing hardscape is reconfigured to supply above ground planters that bound and contextualize the space. Vines are used to reconnect the upper lower courtyards. A concentric display of trees radiates out from the central courtyard to a pedestrian seating gallery that provides space for students to study and relax.