Peter Osler - Whalen Memorial Bench
Whalen Memorial Bench, 2004
Stainless steel, 36 x 98 x 43

Gift of the Business School, and the friends and family of Meredith Whalen.

Osler is an associate professor of architecture at the University of Michigan and an architect who specializes in site design. He received his B.S. from the UM School of Natural Resources and Environment and holds M.L.A. and M.Arch. degrees from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Osler has a diverse professional background, having worked at Chan Krieger Associates (urban design), Kallmann, McKinnell, and Wood (architecture), and The Office of Peter Walker and Martha Schwartz (landscape architecture). He served as project architect in the firm of David W. Osler Associates in Ann Arbor, and worked in the Cranbrook Architecture Office as Campus Landscape Architect and Planner. He is a principal of Williams Osler WORKS, Inc. In 2001 he was awarded the Rome Prize in landscape architecture.

This bench was created in memory of Meredith Whalen, Business School class of 2000, who perished in the north tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.