Geography Alumna Designs New Sesquicentennial Plaza

Posted on August 13th, 2012 by

Laura Lyndgaard (left) and Krisan Osterby-Benson, designers of the Sesquicentennial Plaza, were on site to monitor the placement of Kasota stone boulders. The new sesquicentennial sculpture by Greg Mueller, sculptor-in-residence, is in the background.

Krisan Osterby-Benson ’79 and Laura Lyndgaard designed the new Sesquicentennial Plaza that connects the chapel with the new West Mall. The design features an amphitheater, outdoor skating rink, two major sculptures, plantings, Kasota stone boulders, and engraved stones commemorating important events in the life of Gustavus Adolphus College. Kris and Laura are with the Minneapolis office of the international design firm Perkins + Will. Krisan graduated from Gustavus with a degree in geography and obtained her M.A. in landscape architecture from Harvard University. She has played a major role in campus master planning at Gustavus since the 1990s.


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