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Capital Seats Spotted Giraffe

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, July 29, 2003

Designers: Nathan and B.J. Coyle

Sponsor: Church of the Ascension

Location: Washington Street, Church of the Ascension lawn

Designers’ comments: This project was a lot of fun for us, not only because we are newlyweds but because we got to combine our skills/interests. B.J. is a physical therapy student specializing in children and Nathan is a graduate architect. As for some information about the bench itself, here’s a copy of the narrative attached to the submission:

Imagination and creativity should be possessed by all, especially children. In “Spotted Giraffe,” we are giving a familiar animal form a playful palette. The original bench will be minimally modified, remaining functional, simple and fun. We envision tired parents sitting on it while energetic kids tug at its mane (instead of their parents hair). Hopefully, this colorful bench will brighten the day of children along with adults.