There are two Lopata Courtyards on the Washington University in St. Louis Danforth Campus.
The Lopata Courtyard located in the center of Simon Hall provides a space for business students to go outside, while still staying inside the Olin School of Business. At the beginning of the school year, faculty from the School of Business have a barbecue in the courtyard.
Lucy and Stanley Lopata
Stanley Lopata was a 1935 Washington University College of Arts & Sciences graduate. Founders of Carboline Corporation, Mr. and Mrs. Lopata grew the basement chemical laboratory into a $46 million business. Together, they were longtime friends of the university, and especially the School of Engineering & Applied Science. Other memorials to them on campus are Lopata Hall, Lopata House, the Lopata Classic, a men’s basketball tournament held every fall, and Lopata Plaza.