The Pi Beta Phi Gate was a gift from the Pi Beta Phi sorority to the University of Arkansas to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sorority’s Arkansas chapter.
In addition to the monumental gate, the plan included the extension of an existing brick pedestrian way to the campus edge and a complete redesign of two acres of landscape surrounding the site, including the re-establishment of an elm allée, significant re-grading, and new utility infrastructure.
The Pi Beta Phi Gate and Campus Walk north extension transformed a parking area remnant into the new ceremonial entrance to the campus. The use of classic materials and forms create a sense of permanence and formality which is integrated into the historic fabric of the core of the existing campus.
The result is the transformation of a space, once given to cars to a deceptively simple and memorable landscape.
U of A Pi Beta Phi Gate was last modified: November 26th, 2014 by Matmon Internet