The Courtyard

Adjacent to the Rockefeller Lounge is the Courtyard, designed by the renowned landscape architect Beatrix Farrand. Beatrix Cadwalader Farrand (1872 – 1959) was an American landscape gardener and landscape architect. Her career included commissions to design about 110 gardens for private residences, estates and country homes, public parks, botanic gardens, college campuses including the University of Chicago, and the White House. Only a few of her major works survive: Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, D.C., the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden on Mount Desert, Maine, the restored Farm House Garden in Bar Harbor, the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden at the New York Botanical Garden, and elements of various campuses including the courtyards of the University of Chicago Oriental Institute and International House.

Adjacent to the Rockefeller Lounge, the Courtyard is centered around a fountain and was designed by the renowned landscape architect Beatrix Farrand. The Courtyard is a bright, open space providing an accessible oasis for students to study, or for guests to dine and socialize together. The Courtyard provides a natural transition between International House’s indoor and outdoor spaces, allowing for more opportunities for guests to interact. The Courtyard can accommodate up to 50 for a sit-down meal and as many as 100 people for a reception


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The University of Chicago
International House
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Chicago, Illinois 60637-2997

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