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East Carolina University
Wright Plaza is a pedestrian-oriented corridor located in the heart of East Carolina University’s main academic campus, surrounded by the main student store, Wright Auditorium, Wright Circle and various classroom buildings. It is the hub of main campus student interaction, and the site of frequent organized activities. Student Plaza Drive provides both pedestrian and service access to various buildings adjoining Wright Plazas.
The university is moving towards a more pedestrian-friendly campus with limited vehicular access and limited vehicular-pedestrian interaction. With this in mind, the university engaged Rivers to design of the transformation of Student Plaza Drive and an adjoining parking lot, creating an extension of the pedestrian oriented Wright Plaza. The curvilinear plaza extension includes hardscape and vegetative improvements, pedestrian and bike amenities, provision for a separate vehicular service lane and associated drainage and landscape improvements.