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Windhover commended for providing a serene oasis on campus


Windhover, a contemplative center at Stanford designed around large abstract paintings of birds in flight, has won several design awards in recent months... Read More >


Students Weigh in on Windhover

Stanford daily, November 2, 2014

The sounds of water trickling down a stream, the smell of newly cut wood and the vast canvases of mellow colors full of allusions to the solar system, flight and time... Read More >

RAHIM ULLAH/The Stanford Daily

Windhover dedicated on Oct. 8

Stanford Daily, October 10, 2014

On Oct. 8, the major contributors to the Windhover Contemplative Center attended a private dedication ceremony prior to the official opening of the building to the student body the next day. Read More >

Windhover contemplative center opens on Stanford Campus

Stanford REPORT, October 8, 2014

When visitors walk into Windhover, the first painting they'll see is Big Red, a large abstract oil painting of a kestrel flying in a red sky, a work that artist Nathan Oliveira returned to again and again over the 25 years it stood in his studio. Read More >

Slideshow: Windhover

Stanford REPORT, October 7, 2014

View photos of Windhover take by Linda Cicero, Stanford News Service. Read More >

Windhover to open on Oct. 9

Stanford Daily, October 7, 2014

The Windhover Contemplative Center, under construction since June 2013, will open to the campus community on Oct. 9 following an open house from 12-2 p.m. Regular hours for the building will be 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., open to any SUID holder. Read More >

Windhover contemplative center nearing completion

The Dish, Stanford Report, August 20, 2014

Windhover, a sanctuary for quiet contemplation, is nearing completion on the west side of campus on Santa Teresa Street. The center was designed around four large abstract paintings inspired by birds in flight – known as the “Windhover” series – created by the late Nathan Oliveira, an internationally acclaimed artist who taught at Stanford for more than three decades.  Read More >