Benjamin Franklin’s Way

Cloud Gehshan worked with Penn and its Class of 1962 representatives to enhance a major promenade in the heart of campus. CGA integrated wit and wisdom from Benjamin Franklin into the walkway, which is also home to Penn’s famous “Ben on the Bench” sculpture. Quotes from Poor Richard and Ben himself included observations about education, effort and conduct that would amuse students, parents and faculty.

CGA tested numerous types of granite with various carvings and fill techniques to determine the most successful option, traveling to the quarry to review the stone slabs in advance.


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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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  • Cloud Gehshan Associates
  • LRSLA studio