CURRY COMMONS PLAZA & CLOCK TOWER

Troy University Montgomery Campus
Montgomery, Alabama
 
General Description
Troy University’s Montgomery campus administration selected Sherlock, Smith & Adams to address the issue of campus identity. Troy University’s Montgomery campus is located in the southwestern corner of downtown Montgomery, Alabama. The downtown campus has experienced steady growth and increased enrollment but the downtown campus still lacked a true campus identity. The solution put forth by Sherlock, Smith & Adams created a large plaza, which linked two city blocks with a major pedestrian concourse and green space.
 
Improvements to the streetscape indicate the campus boundaries, while new landscaping sets the plaza apart from other properties. A large circular drive provides access to secured parking while creating a space for a new clock tower. The clock tower became a focal point and center of the newly defined campus. A gas fed flame dish, reminiscent of the "torch of knowledge," tops the tower. It is an integral part of Troy University’s logo.