MASONRY SOLUTION: Blending Past and Future, Sustainably
A classic campus honors its past while embracing a green future.
IT WAS A GIVEN that the new home for America’s first professional forestry program, the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, would be sustainable. The bigger challenge for designers was to skillfully blend Kroon Hall into the venerable Yale campus, while embracing contemporary architecture to create a solid new presence.
The key to achieving all of those goals was a cast-in-place concrete frame, which provided a strong, rigid structure to support the floor loads and exterior wall system. For the exterior masonry veneer, the designers chose…
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