No precise definition of a courtyard exists. Throughout time, courtyards have manifested in many fashions, whether open or enclosed, offering a main attraction or a tranquil transition, a public destination, or a secluded retreat.
Courtyards offer the ability to bring people together and connect them to nature, all while never leaving the safeguard of the built environment. The surprise and delight of this building feature focuses on the building user, as we believe all good design should. We hope you find a courtyard nearby to enjoy as the end of the summer season draws closer.