Allegheny College Bicentennial Plaza
The Bicentennial Plaza is a new elevated special event plaza adjacent to Schultz Hall at the bottom of Bentley Lawn. For many Allegheny alumni, this lawn is the place in their memory of commencement and has become a sacred space. The new plaza is carefully integrated into the space to not obstruct views to historic buildings, while providing a necessary elevated space on which to facilitate those vastly important commencement ceremonies. Details of the plaza include re-use of salvaged brick, custom iron-work railings, historic lighting, and bluestone paving.