Gates Quadrangle Dedicated

The section of campus immediately in front of Mather Hall underwent a complete transformation last summer. The renovations converted what had been a utilitarian, steeply graded crossroads into an elegant open space, featuring sculptural mounded lawn areas surrounded by pedestrian walkways. On Homecoming Weekend in November, the area was dedicated as the Gates Quadrangle in recognition of the lead gift from John Gates, Jr. ’76, P’13 and Weezie Gates P’13. The $2.65-million project was designed by Chicago-based Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects, and the work was carried out by the construction firm Kirchhoff-Consigli. Gates, who is a Trinity parent, Trustee, and member of the Trustees’ Facilities Committee, noted, “This was an opportunity to change a part of campus quickly and to have a big impact on the feel of the campus.” Other leadership donors recognized for helping make the Gates Quad project possible through their contributions were Martha Lyn Dippell and Daniel L. Korengold ’73, P’09, ’12, ’14; Jennifer B. and Jeffrey E. Kelter ’76; Thomas L. Safran ’67; Belinda and Luther L. Terry ’67; and Elizabeth F. and W. James Tozer ’63, P’89, ’90. Chairman of the Board Paul E. Raether ’68, P’93, ’96, ’01 made special acknowledgement of the Facilities Committee of the Board—especially the leadership of Chair Luke Terry and member Karen Kelsey Thomas ’78, P’12.