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Students walking through the PitMembers of the Carolina community are invited to attend an upcoming session to learn more about the opportunity to improve the Pit and its adjacent spaces.

For many years, the space has suffered from poor drainage and ponding, diminishing its use and detrimentally impacting the two overcup oaks in its center. Fixing the drainage problem will unfortunately require removal of these two trees. This in turn presents an opportunity to reimagine this landscape and think more holistically about the future of the Pit area.

Facilities Planning and Design and Reed Hilderbrand Landscape Architects are currently working on a preliminary design project with the aim to better understand how individuals use the Pit today and identify potential ways to improve the daily functioning of this iconic campus landscape. The University and the design team are studying critical site systems (drainage, materiality, canopy, programming, circulation, topography, etc.) with the aim of improving the space while still maintaining the historic character of the Pit.

We invite the community to review the current work and provide valuable feedback to Facilities Planning and Design and the design team at one of two upcoming sessions:

  • Wednesday, April 10, 6 to 8 p.m., Frank Porter Graham Student Union West Lounge
  • Thursday, April 11, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Frank Porter Graham Student Union West Lounge

Light food will be provided.

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