Welcome to The Lee Miley Rain Garden

Site #1 of the Campus Art Walk

The Campus Art Walk guides you from the Lee Miley Rain Garden on a looped tour through campus. At each site, scan the Art Walk QR code to access a selection of works created during COVID19 by students from SU’s Theatre, Music, Film, Visual Art and Creative Writing programs.

sketch of the rain garden near the 1103 building


Rain gardens capture and hold runoff in the specially engineered soil, slowly recharge the ground water, and protect storm drains from overflow during intense storm events.

The first engineered rain garden or bioretention swale at Seattle University grows in what was formerly a lawn in front of the 1103 Building. After an historical rain event in 2006 flooded the basements of 1103, Hunthausen, Xavier, and the Chapel, this garden was designed to capture runoff from Spring and Madison streets.

Welcome to the Seattle University Campus Art Walk

curving blue path

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photograph of sculptural water feature on the SU campus

Site #2 Centennial Fountain:  “Collage of Movement”

Head West toward Broadway and the take a left at the upper mall.  On the left you will pass the Administration building and the Garrand Building, home to the College of Nursing. It is the oldest building on campus. On your right you will pass the Pigott building.  The Fountain can be found in the middle of the Quad.  Use your mobile device to scan the QR code found on a sandwich board to access the content curated for site#2 “Collage of Movement.”

handrawn map of seattle university campus