The Women's Table, 1993 Maya Lin (b. 1959; B.A. 1981, M.Arch. 1986, D.F.A. 1987) Location: Rose Walk, by Sterling Memorial Library
Maya Lin's monument-making began during her undergraduate years at Yale, with her 1981 design for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Like the black wall of names cutting into the grassy Mall, the simple granite blocks of Lin's Women's Table organically emerge from the pavement as both a lament and a tribute.