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Murphy Charrette
Contact Person:
Doug Clement

Principle Investigators:
Kat Oury
Art Rice

Research Assistance:
Meriwether Hill

March 23 - 25 2000

Town of Murphy
Cooperative Extension Services
Landscape Architecture Students
(NC State & NC A&T)

students making presentation to concerned citizens
The Town of Murphy and Cooperative Extension Services hosted a team of Landscape Architecture students from the School of Design, NCSU and NC A&T to develop plans for the revitalization of Downtown Murphy.

students creating design drawing in the historic train depot
The students and faculty met with town citizens and business leaders for a brainstorming session the evening of the 23rd. The morning of the 24th, students met with elected officials, and toured downtown Murphy. Friday afternoon the students started their drawings and worked through the night. The charrette generated plans for downtown and its connections to the surrounding natural resources, the town's historical context and traffic corridors. A public presentation was made to the town the afternoon of March 25th.

students and faculty participants from NCSU and NCA&T
The drawings and programmatic materials will be documented in the summer of 2000. This document will be an insert in The Cherokee Scout, the Murphy paper.

Traffic Circle 1
Traffic Circle 2