Sustainable Design

Malone Engineering Center, Yale University

The design of Yale University’s Daniel L. Malone EngineeringCenter balances two very different settings, a city street on one side and a wooded trail on the other. The resulting research building expresses its function while respecting its natural and historic surroundings.

Fronting Prospect Street, one of Yale’s main academic thoroughfares, a façade of limestone maintains the rhythm and scale of neighboring buildings. What appears to be a rectangular site from the street is actually a narrow triangle formed where a canal once cut diagonally across the block. On the diagonal of the triangle, facing what is now the Farmington [...]

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