Rudolph’s A and A Building is not universally beloved

“What Robert A.M. Stern says about Yale University’s Brutalist masterpiece, the 1963 Art & Architecture Building, is that persuading the university to renovate it was a ‘hard sell’—and that he only succeeded in doing so because the building would have cost too much to demolish. Mr. Stern, dean of Yale’s architecture school, is the first to admit that the architecture building ‘was not beloved by anyone who was not an architecture student or faculty member’….This morning Mr. Stern and Charles Gwathmey, who were architecture-school classmates at Yale when the building was built, lead a hard-hat tour of the project for architecture writers….”

At Yale, Stern Offers Architecture Writers a Hard-Hat Tour Chronicle of Higher Education Blog, Lawrence Biemiller, 5/20

Posted by: Tanya

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