School of architecture

School Notes: School of Architecture
September/October 2022

Celebrating faculty

This fall, the School of Architecture is hosting two symposia in honor of long-term members of our faculty. The first, on October 6–7, examines the legacy of urban planner Alexander Garvin ’62 (Branford College), ’67MArch, ’67MUS, who taught city planning at Yale for over 50 years. The second, on November 11–12, gathers architects, historians, and writers for an analysis of the pedagogy of influential architectural theorist Peter Eisenman, who steered the direction of architectural discourse over the latter half of the twentieth century. 

SOS Brutalism!

Our exhibition this semester focuses on the contested legacy of Brutalist buildings and the fight to preserve them. SOS BRUTALISM—Save the Concrete Monsters! comes to us from the DAM in Frankfurt, Germany, where it was developed by curator Oliver Elser. Here at Paul Rudolph Hall in our own Brutalist masterpiece buildingdirector of exhibitions Andrew Benner ’03MArch has put a new spin on the show, adding large-scale models and mock-ups.  

A Rising Tide

A group of Asian and Pacific Islander architects and designers—including many Yale alumni and faculty—has come together to found A Rising Tide, an organization that aims to showcase API designers and bring visibility to their work, to elevate API designers to leadership roles, and to connect API designers to potential collaborators, clients, and consumers who are increasingly seeking to support diverse voices. The organization is hosting a panel discussion at the school on September 23. 

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