The 50,000 square foot plaza, designed by Martha Schwartz, features grass mounds planted with Jack Pines, which suggest the glacial drumlins (an elongated whale-shaped hill formed by glacial ice; the word is derived from the Gaelic word druim "rounded hill", or "mound"). Schwartz uses a minimalist design vocabulary with the drumlins at a 30 degree angle off of the street. It's a joy to sit and appreciate the design and the quirky sculptures. The whimsical bronze Rockman sculptures by Tom Otterness appear throughout the drumlins as part of GSA's Art in Architecture program.
Tom Otterness (Wichita, Kansas 1952),
American sculptor from New York