In Memoriam: the Vermont Law School Gazebo
October 7, 2011
Vermont Law School's iconic gazebo, which was swept away by floodwaters from Tropical Storm Irene, was memorialized in words, photos and video in a blog post by TruexCullins, the Burlington architectural and interior design firm that created the gazebo.
"The gazebo on the edge of the Oakes Hall parking lot at the Vermont Law School campus was a humble, intimate structure designed for individuals to peacefully reflect and quietly ponder their place in the natural environment," according to the blog.
The gazebo was designed by Rolf Kielman, who also led the historic renovation and addition to the school's Debevoise Hall. In 2006, the VLS gazebo was awarded the AIA Vermont Excellence in Architecture Design Award for a Small Project. The jury thought the project had "charm, pure, simple elegance" and was "very inviting".