These benches, made in honor of members’ contributions to Westwood United Methodist Church, embody a spirit of collaboration. Lehrer Architects consulted with the congregation to establish a vision that integrated donor recognition into the overall design process. Individual donors customized their benches with a personal selection of text—passages of scripture, poetry, or quotations of their choice. In daytime, shadows are cast through the perforated lettering; at night, the benches are lit from within and provide ambient lighting for the grounds.
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Architect: Lehrer Architects