House Lands Neatly Atop Engineering School, to Gawkers' Delight

House Lands Neatly Atop Engineering School, to Gawkers' Delight 1

Philipp Scholz Rittermann

"Fallen Star," by the Korean artist Do Ho Suh, draws gazes upward at the U. of California at San Diego.

The University of California at San Diego has taken the garden folly to new heights—in fact, to the seventh floor of a hulking concrete-and-glass engineering-school building.

That's where the university has perched the latest addition to its Stuart Collection of large, site-specific artworks. But this piece, by the Korean-born artist Do Ho Suh, is not a miniature temple or a constructed ruin, like the famous follies in the gardens of European palaces. Instead, it's tailored to