"Human-environment interactions are complex because each of the two realms, in and of itself, has many dimensions along which it is defined and measured. In the extremely wide spectrum of human-environment focused research projects those that define environment in terms of its physical as well as social dimensions and the individual person as the unit of social interaction can be singled out as the ones that begin to overcome the difficulties of this complexity. However, such efforts are few and far in between. This study is one of such attempts.The theoretical framework of our study is built on Marc Fried's "continuity" and "discontinuity" concepts of environment, which consider environment, i.e., place, as a combination of both social and physical constructs . In "Continuities and Discontinuities of Place," he defines “continuous place” as environment where successful convergence of “space as a physical construct” and “space as a social network” is observed. Conversely, unsuccessful convergence of these implies the “discontinuous place” concept. These concepts are further articulated in the paper in order to set this stage for effective presentation of our project that is built on its theoretical framework. Our case study is NC State University Centennial Campus, where long-term design principles of the main campus "a campus of neighborhoods" and "a campus of paths" has been employed. These concepts have been helping shape the main campus as a pedestrian-oriented environment that houses diverse land uses and locales. Compared to main campus, Centennial campus is new and more than twice in size but does not seem to have the same pedestrian orientation, neither does it the environmental diversity. The aim is to test if this is so or not. We do this by assessing "continuity" and "discontinuity" of places in Centennial Campus and compare them with similar places on Main Campus. Therefore space, or place, is our independent variable and continuity the dependent variable. That is, we “test” if a given space is continuous or discontinuous.In operationalization of these main concepts, space was measured in two sub-concepts: physical spatial attributes and socio-cultural environmental attributes. The dependent variable continuity was approached in both a direct and negative-induction way. Rather than measuring the continuity concept only, we argue that by measuring discontinuity we can understand how continuous a space is, too. This negative induction to the subject is more reliable since the concept of continuity - in terms of its indicators- is rather hard to operationalize. However, discontinuity indicators are rather more relevantly accessible by reading the spatial attributes. Therefore, uniting the continuity and discontinuity concepts increases the clarity of the research findings since the use of triangulation is fundamentally crucial in the research design. The concepts of “a campus of neighborhoods” and “a campus of paths” were evaluated under each category of the sub-variables of the independent variable.The assessment was made in a 2x2 square matrix form where the concepts of "continuity" and "discontinuity" were evaluated in relation to the "physical space" and "social space" concepts. This evaluation also encompassed three scales. Starting from the neighborhood scale and going to the site scale of the Centennial campus, the development was analyzed in relation to the concepts incorporated in the matrix. Finally, the Centennial Campus was assessed in relation to the entire campus that included the existing developed part of the University.In the tactical level of research, objective and subjective (perceptual and evaluative) data gathering methods were utilized. Objective data was collected by studying the physical attributes of space in various scales, as mentioned above. The barrier and proximity analysis of space was executed for this purpose by studying the distance and number of streets to be crossed to the nearest “campus plaza” (main public outdoor space), “campus green” (middle-scale shared outdoor space), “neighborhood courtyard” (small scale shared outdoor space). For perceptual and evaluative measures of space, a survey was conducted with 54 respondents including students, faculty, employees and staff, representing various user groups. Respondents were asked several questions related to their personal profile and use of space and to evaluate their environment in an ordinal scale. They were also asked to indicate their daily routes and the places of use on the map attached. The subjective data taken from surveys were combined with the objective measures of the physical attributes of space and interpreted. Continuity levels were assigned to campus spaces in an ordinal level using the discontinuity measures assessed. Comparisons between the physical spatial attributes and the social attributes of different campus spaces and their combined effect on continuities were made. Conclusions showed that the spatial structure of campus environment is a significant factor in continuities in the campus scale (central versus linear configuration). In the neighborhood scale, the proximity and barrier variables have a combined and enhanced effect on the level of physical and social continuity of space. It should not be construed from this paper that the intent of this study is to test the validity of Fried's methodology, since a single project with a relatively small sample is not capable of doing so. Instead our intention is to introduce an alternative interpretation of urban design intentions from Fried's perspective and theoretical framework."