Have a seat

Cynthia Weese, dean of the School of Architecture, and Juhani Pallasmaa, the Raymond E. Maritz Visiting Professor of Architecture, install one of two new teak benches flanking the south entrance to Givens Hall. The benches — which combine for a symbolic length of 10 feet, representing Weese’s 10 years as dean — were designed by Pallasmaa last spring and constructed this fall by Joren Bass, a Danforth Scholar and recent master’s graduate in architecture. A third bench, designed by Fumihiko Maki, the Pritzker Prize-winning architect of the University’s Sam Fox Arts Center, will be constructed and installed later this semester.

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