Contemporary Concrete Benches and Custom Concrete Bike Rack

Doty & Sons Concrete products offers a large selection of concrete benches.  Contemporary style concrete benches have been popular of late.  Several years ago, Doty & Sons benches were specified on a plaza remodel project in Evanston, IL.  The building owner wanted to update the plaza area of their building.  The benches selected were square and rectangular style benches that are simple, but elegant in design.

Rectangular and square concrete benches.

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We have referred to this style as “Campus” style since developing the line in the 1990’s. It’s a simple, but modern design will fit in many landscape plans today.  Doty & Sons offers round, square and rectangular shapes in our Campus style designs. Campus style benches are offered in different widths and heights.  See the web site links below for sizes. 

On this project the architect selected both square and rectangle.  As you can see from the photographs, both fit nicely in the plaza area.  The architect grouped square benches together and placed rectangular benches at perimeter locations to accent the layout. 

Custom colors and finishes.  The architect selected several special colors for the benches on this project.  The square benches B5636 benches were cast in C2 (off white) color and Kahlua (red brown) color.   The rectangular benches were cast in C2 off white color.  The benches were lightly sandblasted on the sides.  The tops are polished to a smooth comfortable finish.

As part of the project the architect contacted Doty & Sons about a custom bike rack for the project.  The architect wanted a concrete bike rack that blended with the benches.  He could not find anything on the internet that fit this design.  Doty & Sons manufactured a custom bike rack to blend in with the other furnishings on the project.  The custom bike block is 72” X 24” X 24” and has slots for six bikes.  On this project the blocks were placed end to end to accommodate 12 bikes.  


Doty & Sons would be happy to provide information for your project.  Whether it’s something from our current selection of benches or custom we would like to help.  Call 800-233-3907 one of our sales associates will be glad to assist. 

Link to Square campus style benches:

Link to Round campus style benches:

Link to Rectangular campus style benches:

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