Vaclav Havel's Place serves to commemorate President Havel and his legacy. Ths site consists of a linden tree, the national tree of the Czech Republic, symbolically presented by the Czech Embassy. The tree is encircled by a beautifully created seating area exclusively designed by Havel's court architect Borek Sipek and provided by the Vaclav Havel Library in Prague. The surrounding grounds are designed by American landscape architect Tomi Landis and funded by the American Friends of the Czech Republic. As Havel valued the instrumental role that students played in the Velvet Revolution, Georgetown University was one of the first places that Vaclav Havel visited after the fall of the Communist regime. May Vaclav Havel's Place at Georgetown University be a reminder of Havel's leadership and serve as a living memorial in tribute to his extraordinary life and legacy.