For many, traditional architecture makes Yale special

“Every year when Yale’s incoming freshmen receive their residential-college assignments, there are two words they dread: Morse and Stiles. In the early sixties, Yale hired Eero Saarinen ’34 to design two ‘radically different’ colleges. Morse and Stiles — his work — certainly are different. But very few students want to live in them. No building can be called a success if its occupants reject it. In architecture, people matter. For many, traditional architecture is part of what makes Yale special.”

Harden: Stern offers elegance over absurdity Yale Daily News Nathan Harden September 8, 2008

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