Common Spaces Initiative
The colorful chairs that have become a staple of the Yard for the warmer months were placed back in Harvard Yard this week. The chairs were first added to the Yard in 2009 as part of the Harvard Common Spaces effort to make the Yard more accessible for the entire community
In 2012, Johnson oversaw the Science Center Plaza renovation as part of the Harvard’s Common Spaces program. More recently, Johnson played a part in the designs of the Smith Campus Center.
Harvard students listened to local musician Patrick Yerby perform at a “pop-up” concert in the Science Center Plaza on Tuesday afternoon.
From left, Maya M. Learned '18, Katherine R. Playfair '18, Kathleen D. Malloch '18 roast marshmallows at fire pits outside the Science Center on Thursday afternoon. The fire pits were recently installed as part of a University initiative to increase common spaces on campus.
Next month, Harvard will once again have its very own winter wonderland where you can fit in some figure-eights between your noon and 2 p.m. classes. Here’s everything you need to know about the Science Center Plaza ice skating rink:
“I was always thinking, ‘Is there something inexpensive and not too crazy that we can do to make the Yard friendlier for a public school kid from Ohio?’” says Michael R. Van Valkenburgh, Graduate School of Design professor. The consensus answer was to purchase a number of bright Luxembourg chairs and place them throughout the Yard.