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UNC Historic Landscape Plan

UNC Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, Polk Place/Wilson Library

UNC Historic Landscape Plan
Chapel Hill, NC

The goal of this project was to create a visionary document to help guide future development and improvement projects on the University’s 50-acre core campus. The project focused on five key historic landscapes: Forest Theater, Kenan Woods, Bell Tower, Polk Place, and McCorkle Place.

The Historic Landscape Master Plan titled, "The Dignity of Restraint" helps the University reaffirm the historic, scenic, cultural, and botanic significance of this landmark campus by recommending principles to preserve its exceptional natural features, many of which date to 1795.  "The Dignity of Restraint" was produced in partnership with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Getty Foundation Campus Heritage Grants Program.  

ColeJenest & Stone is proud to have been a part of a collaborative effort, led by Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects, resulting in an American Society of Landscape Architects Honor Award for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Preservation Landscape Master Plan.  HoerrSchaudt Landscape Architects acted as the lead on this project. The team also included esteemed plant expert Dr. Mike Dirr, soils expert James Urban and historic landscapes expert Charles Birnbaum

Images courtesy of Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects.

UNC Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, The Old Well
UNC Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, Polk Place/Wilson Library
UNC Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, Forest Theatre


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