The office of the University architect and the Peter Lougheed Leadership College launched a design competition for a free standing water feature in the courtyard of the Peter Lougheed Hall
. The proposed fountain must enhances the campus experience year-round and reflect the aspirational spirit Nelson Mandela's words in Conversations with Myself
The most important qualities of leadership inspired the fountain's design. Each curve represents adaptability while their balance and the lack of ornamentation show humility. Its material, raw stainless steel, represent strength and honesty. The water flows from the base of the fountain, curving up the arms and finally released in an arc on each of the three sides, with a few gently falling trickles released as the water climbs.