Green Space
Green Space by Marlayna Demond '11, Visual Arts, 2016. UMBC Creative Services, 50UMBC-068. View larger

Prove It!, first offered by the SGA in 2008, is an opportunity for UMBC students to plan and execute projects to improve the campus experience. Project plans are submitted and the winner is given a monetary prize - which has varied from $10,000 to $50,000 - for implementation. The first winning project was the design for the Green Space located outside of the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture (CADVC) in the Fine Arts building. The project team wanted to build an outdoor space where students, faculty, and staff alike could enjoy being outside and use the space as needed, whether for relaxation or as a group work area. They worked with a landscape architect to design the Green Space, which opened in Spring 2009. Other Prove It! winning projects included extending the hours of the Library cafe, installing a working garden near the campus police building, and a biodiesel production facility.