Honoring service

Weese demonstrates where the benches in honor of her service will reside
Photo by Mary Butkus

A pair of world-renowned architects recently marked School of Architecture Dean Cynthia Weese’s 10th year of service by designing a trio of teak commemorative benches in her honor. Two benches by Juhani Pallasmaa, the Raymond E. Maritz Visiting Professor, combine for a symbolic length of 10 feet and will flank the southern entrance to Givens Hall. A third bench, by Fumihiko Maki, architect of the University’s proposed Sam Fox Arts Center, will sit in perpendicular counterpoint, optimistically looking toward her future tenure. Weese was presented with a model of the designs, crafted by architecture seniors Mark Johnson and Sabri Farouki, during a recent ceremony in Steinberg Hall. The benches themselves are now in fabrication and will be installed this fall.