Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Mounds, The

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Institution Name: Pitzer College
Original/Historic Place Name: Mounds, The
Location on Campus: central
Date(s) of Construction:
1969-1970original construction Dike, Woody
Designer: Woody Dike
Type of Place: Landscape site
Style: (Glossary)
Significance: architecture, culture, landscape
Narrative: see below
References: see below
1970-present (2006)outdoor space

The Mounds creates a sense of focus and a distinct sense of topography on campus. This campus centerpiece reflects a secure point where all can gather for outdoor activities or just for pleasant camaraderie.

Trees were planted early on and now provide pleasant shade. Students relax and study on The Mounds, individually or in small groups. A tradition of colorful hammocks hanging from the trees has also taken hold through the years.


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