Just as Braniff Memorial Tower has for decades attracted the attention of all those who pass by, so to will new gateways situated at five campus entrances. Each of the new entries will take advantage of recently expanded thoroughfares on the north, south and east sides of campus by clearly defining the campus perimeter to create a distinct visual boundary.
The collection of gateways has been designed to mimic the feel of existing campus structures, which, for the most part, are unassuming and unadorned, yet elegant. Each will incorporate masonry pillars constructed of a light-colored brick similar to that which faces many of the buildings that line Braniff Mall, as well as natural milsap stone planting beds filled with native shrubs and flowering annuals. Most will feature copper accents and distinctive monument signage.
Location: Gorman Dr. & E. Northgate Dr.
The Gorman Dr. entrance on the campus’ south side along E. Northgate Dr. is the primary entry point for students living in the New Residence Hall and Student Apartments, as well as Gregory and Jerome residence halls. It serves as the entrance that provides the quickest and most direct access to all athletic facilities and the Church of the Incarnation.
Features: Gateway A will consist of two masonry and copper pillars with lighting, masonry and milsap stone planting beds, sidewalks and landscaping.
Gift Amount: $300,000
Location: Anselm Circle & E. Northgate Dr.
In terms of foot traffic, the Anselm Dr. entrance is one of UD’s busiest entry points because it serves as the main route to and from class for students who live just off campus. Anselm and Augustine residence halls also lie just inside this entrance.
Features: Gateway B will have as its backdrop two landmarks, Braniff Memorial Tower and the Haggerty Science Center with its distinctive observatory. Not only will it consist of two masonry and copper pillars with lighting, masonry and milsap stone planting beds, sidewalks and landscaping, but it will also feature a masonry bench with shading structure.
Gift Amount: $250,000
Location: Lynch Circle
Lynch Circle, off of E. Northgate Dr., is widely considered to be UD’s “main entrance.” Its proximity to the campus core, including Carpenter Hall, Braniff Memorial Tower, Braniff Mall and Haggar University Center, make it the entry point that provides many visitors with their first impressions of UD.
Features: As the main entrance, Gateway C will incorporate monument signage that announces the presence of the University of Dallas to both visitors and passers-by. It features two masonry and copper pillars with lighting, masonry and milsap stone planting beds and landscaping.
Gift Amount: $400,000
Location: Catherine Dr. & Tom Braniff Dr.
The Catherine Dr. entrance is the campus’ only entry point along Tom Braniff Dr., a four-lane thoroughfare that connects Highway 114 and Highway 183. Located on UD’s east side, the entrance offers convenient access to the School of Ministry and Margaret Jonnson Theatre, as well as three residence halls – O’Connell, Theresa and Madonna.
Features: Gateway D will consist of two masonry and copper pillars with lighting, masonry and milsap stone planting beds, sidewalks and landscaping.
Gift Amount: $100,000
Location: Gorman Dr. & Highway 114
The completion of a greatly expanded Highway 114 and the new Loop 12 interchange, as well as the opening of DART’s Orange Line, give the north side of campus even greater visibility from more than 97,000 drivers per day that use the roadway to go about their daily routines. This entrance, on the north end of Gorman Dr., undoubtedly sees the greatest amount of automobile traffic.
Features: Gateway E will incorporate monument signage to identify the campus, and will feature two masonry and copper pillars with lighting, milsap stone planting beds and landscaping.
Gift Amount: $400,000