The SUUSI Fountain shown below was created for the campus of Radford University in Virginia. Spaces and settings for solitary reflection or intimate conversation create a haven on campus that is quite separate from the institutional architecture that constitutes most of the surrounding campus, and, for that matter, most of our built environment through-out the world. For a comparable alternative experience one would need to hike into the surrounding Appalachian Mountains to find a cascading mountain stream. Landscape and architecture are integrated. This creation shows an exterior landscaped water fountain with benches and seating areas fully integrated into the forms and plantings of the fountain, suggesting exterior 'rooms'. The inference is that the greenery, fountains and pools that are an integral part of nature, should be retained as a significant feature of our architecture. My subsequent architectural work encloses the spaces for protection from the weather but retains this same linkage to the plants, waterfalls, and pools that make nature serene and beautiful.

This fountain provides serene places for intimate conversation or quiet reflection


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Ames Guyton has a Master's Degree from Columbia University and has over thirty years experience as an architect, having worked for some of America's most distinguished firms, including Marcel Breuer, one of the founders of modern architecture. He has toured Europe many times and has spent six months in the Orient. He has photographed many of Frank Lloyd Wright's buildings.

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