Academic journal article Planning for Higher Education

Dignity of Restraint: The Historic Landscape Framework Plan: Honor Award for Excellence in Planning for Restoration/preservation

Academic journal article Planning for Higher Education

Dignity of Restraint: The Historic Landscape Framework Plan: Honor Award for Excellence in Planning for Restoration/preservation

Article excerpt

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects with The Cultural Landscape Foundation; Michael Dirr; Urban Trees & Soils; FA. Bartlett Tree Expert Company and ColeJenest & Stone

Jury Comments

"... Project was well-documented, clear and concise. acknowledged the essential nature of a changing landscape."

Project Highlights

* The project documented and analyzed the historic core of the campus from a natural, scenic and cultural perspective. This "quest for dignity" considered the impact on the whole to safeguard significant, irreplaceable and often subtle landscape qualities.

* It created a historic preservation document that recognized UNC's landscape as the overall connective fabric for the campus. Landscape restoration thinking was part of the process, not just a product of it.

* Landscape was successfully integrated with the other campus systems in the previous master plan. The plan both acknowledges and reinforces the continuity and central character of landscape within the campus.

* A challenge was to retain and honor both the civic ambition of patronage and ensure its careful integration into the larger cultural landscape of the campus. …

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