Jeff Wing of Procore writes a poignant and interesting article about the rebuild at Peabody Stadium in Santa Barbara. He discusses some of the social, historical and site challenges that were inherent in the project. The first paragraph is below followed by a link to the entire article.
For nearly a century, storm runoff from “The American Riviera’s” northeasterly quadrant has found its roaring, subterranean focal point about 20 feet beneath Santa Barbara High School’s football stadium. How’s that for unnerving? From the age of bowler hats and bloomers right up to the current era of head-to-toe Lulu Lemon zest, two lil’ subterranean pipes under Peabody Stadium’s 50 yard-line have held firm as 94 years of boom-and bust wet stuff barreled downhill from a ~260-acre catchment, and through increasingly populous (and pricey) east side neighborhoods.