Temple University Founder's Garden
Founder's Garden at Temple University is a one-acre 1960's era modernist space and an important hub at the center of the Philadelphia campus. It is also home to the interment site of university founder, Russell Conwell. The lower plaza is surrounded by granite walls engraved with Temple's Great Teacher honorees. Sikora Wells led a 3.5-million-dollar renovation, which was sensitive to the embedded history of the historic George Patton design while creating a modern and functional plaza.
Highlighting the area is a new bronze Temple Owl statue and a double-sided granite clad water wall. The back side of the water wall reaches down to the lower level of the garden and is clad with the same granite material.
As seen in LASN magazine, June 2020.