The highly urban design of Shenyang Architectural University retains the former agricultural use of the land, integrating crop production with university life. Overlapping programs, one academic, one agricultural, occupy the same space, their reciprocal seasonal cycles providing a visible opportunity for education in cultural heritage and facilitating community participation. Through campus rice production, the university seeks to educate the next generation about a rising food security crisis, and retain vernacular husbandry techniques. The campus design hybridizes education, food production, and ecosystem services with a bold geometry that signals a decidedly urban space while also collecting and cleaning stormwater, providing an irrigation source, and creating vital urban habitat patches.