Yale Sterling Memorial Library
New Haven, CT Yale University
The Nave is a 13,000sf, 45-ft-high structure that serves as the main library’s sole public entrance. Although James Gamble Rogers designed much of Yale in the 1930s, this is the first complete renovation of the nave, his Collegiate Gothic masterwork.
Yale’s mandate was to restore the Nave to its original splendor, accommodate and anticipate continuing rapid changes in library use, and also make the old and new indistinguishable. Accordingly, all the modern technology requirements – lighting, HVAC, CCTV, security, computer connectivity – are invisible.
Photos: © Brian Rose