University landscapes are being reinvented. Once defined by the mediative calm of the cloister, they are now seeking new ways to engage in the life of the city. The design for Monash University’s Caulfield Campus encourages staff, students and visitors to revel in the dynamism of university culture. Its promenades, lawns, terraces and active field encourage people in many ways to study, socialise, recreate or be nourished. The design builds upon the distinctively intimate feel of the campus to encourage a ‘fertile ground’ for the exchange of ideas, socialisation, imagination, reflection and reverie; a setting for the cultivation of the mind and body.