Labyrinth 3D View

Campus Labyrinth

Labyrinths have a single path leading to the central goal and are thought to be more than 5,000 years old. They are found throughout the world and have been used in schools, hospitals, office complexes, and public parks. Following the pattern of the labyrinth can be used for stress relief, reflection, and enjoyment. 

The UNLV Campus Labyrinth was made possible by a generous gift from an anonymous donor. Students from the Landscape Architecture program, in conjunction with J.W. Zunino Landscape Architecture, created the design ideas pictured here. Thank you to the students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents/families, and community members who provided feedback on the initial designs. The project will be going out to bid in 2022.

From: 108 Ways to Use Labyrinths in Schools, by Gael D. Hancock

Please provide your feedback on the designs using this survey link.

Concept 'A' Features

  • Natural/desert application
  • Half Circle, Mushroom Shape
  • Closer to the original labyrinths designed in history
  • Desert/Sustainable plantings
  • Soft Accessible Trail
  • Soft Surface Plazas on both sides
  • Classic Shade Structure
  • Classic Garden Benches
  • 18” tall wall around labyrinth
  • Pause Stone and Heart Remembrance Stone
  • UNLV Integration

Concept 'B' Features

  • Simple and Refined
  • Elongated Labyrinth
  • Classical Hedge borders
  • Accessible concrete walkways
  • Classic Arbor entrance
  • Singular Plaza for events
  • Tree Donor Wall
  • Donor Bee Plaques
  • Garden Bench Seating

Concept 'C' Features 

  • Circular Labyrinth
  • Accessible Soft Trail
  • Small rock border for circuits
  • Desert architectural plant arrangement
  • Sustainable approach
  • Concept of Infinity
  • Reflective Gathering Spaces
  • Seat Blocks on radius
  • Decorative Shade Structures