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This Week in Photos: The Office

June 17, 2021

Yvonne Gay

A large sing above a door points to a small office with two people working in it.
The shared office of Joseph Natt and David Bugher.
Photo credit: Yvonne Gay

A large sign from the 2019 Oberlin musical performance of Urinetown points to an office belonging to Senior Technical Director Joseph Natt and Assistant Technical Director David Bugher of the theater department. The duo’s creative workplace, located in the scene shop in the Eric Baker Nord Performing Arts Annex, is a reflection of their artistic abilities that have left lasting impressions on dozens of plays, musicals, and operas performed at Oberlin College. Large windows look out onto a woodshop. Inside the office, unique nicknacks, books, family heirlooms, pictures, and a refrigerator used for keeping props cool, line the walls.

Our photo series continues with stops by other interesting office spaces, including those in the Allen Memorial Art Museum, Ward Art Building, Hall Annex, Peters Hall, the Science Center, and the Venturi Art Building.

See more office photos on Oberlin’s Flickr page.


A large picture of a woman hangs over a couch in a man's office.
This streamlined and vibrant workspace is home to Eric Steggall, managing director for theater, dance, and opera lecturer. Photo credit: Yvonne Gay
A man reaches for a book from an overcrowded bookcase.
A narrow office lined with floor to ceiling bookcases with views of the Allen Memorial Art Museum’s courtyard belongs to Erik Inglis ’89, professor of medieval art history. Photo credit: Yvonne Gay
A woman makes copies from a machine located in a small walk-in safe.
A brick-lined walk-in safe located under a stairway in the Allen Memorial Art Museum is now used as a copy machine room in the office belonging to Administrative Assistant Sally Moffitt. Photo credit: Yvonne Gay
A large map, wood carvings, and books fill a man's office.
Chris Donaldson, assistant dean of students and director of the Student Academic Success Programs, is nestled in an office beaming with character. Photo credit: Yevhen Gulenko
A woman works at a computer in a greenhouse.
Greenhouse Manager Judy Laushman’s computer space is filled with natural light, thanks to the location of her office which is atop the Science Center. Photo credit: Yvonne Gay
A woman places a 3D model of a bee and honeycomb on her desk.
Inside a large space in the Ward Art Building, Fabrication Lab Supervisor Rachel Smith places a 3-D model on her desk—a bee looking at an easel while sitting on a stack of honeycombs. Photo credit: Yvonne Gay


This Week in Photos is a selection of images and is not meant to represent a weekly timeline. Images highlight campus, community, people, and events related to Oberlin College.

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