Benjamin Franklin College

Last time I was in New Haven, there was much discussion of the architecture of the brand new colleges, Pauli Murray and Benjamin Franklin, designed by Robert Stern, Yale’s former Dean of Architecture, in homage to the work of James Gamble Rogers, the late Gothic Revivalist, whose work dominated Yale in the 1920s and 1930s. I am not usually persuaded by these exercises in collegiate faux gothic (eg Demetri Porphyrios at Magdalen College, Oxford), but this is done with confidence and brio as Gothic Survival, not Gothic Revival:-





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