Design: Commercial and Institutional
Stanford University William H. Neukom Building
Office of Cheryl Barton, Cheryl Barton
Client: Stanford University
Retaining Stanford’s renowned ‘Arboretum’ landscape character was a major design determinant. This Garden is a quiet and intimate refuge for students and faculty, as well as a gathering place for groups and special events. Occupants are invited to shape their environment with ‘trees on wheels’ that can be moved to create sun or shade, enhance the privacy of particular seating areas,or expand the space for al fresco dining. This activity subtly re-acquaints users with the seasonality of their location.