Recipient of
Award of Merit
in the
SEAOC 2010 Excellence In
Structural Engineering Awards

Sobrato Center
for Humanities and the Arts

Bellarmine College Preparatory

Teaching Stones

Teaching Stones

San Jose, CA

X: Architecture/Art

Public Art

Created by eight fine-art students at the Academy of Art University, this work was designed as a tribute to Doris Dillon, a teacher in the Almaden Community who was known for her generous spirit and ability to “teach a rock to read.” Sculpted granite boulders etched with various words are supported on concrete cup footings and are scattered around the grassy area amongst the trees. The sitting area is a circular granite and reinforced concrete bench embedded into the grassy slope and opens toward the adjacent Almaden Community Center. Completed in 2007.

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