After driving down to attend the Palladio Awards at the New Haven Lawn Club on Wednesday afternoon (alas, the wrong day), I offered myself the compensatory pleasure of viewing construction well under way at Yale’s new campus quads, designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects in the Collegiate Gothic style in homage to James Gamble Rogers. I took my camera and did not trespass, so these shots are the ultimate tease, but more will come as the project moves closer to completion.
The last three images suggest that the new quads are not as far as some fear from the main campus structures famously designed by Gamble. They are large enough that to put them within those sacred precincts would require tearing something else down. Anyone can well imagine Yale buildings that ought to disappear; still, it was not going to happen. Indeed, one salivates that the idea of what came down to make room for this brilliant work by RAMSA.