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Among the nation's oldest universities, Yale is the one most firmly embedded in its city and defined by its architecture. Our campus is a living history of the architecture and urbanism of its three centuries in New Haven, and home to the work of some of the world's greatest architects. From the modest red brick college of the eighteenth century to the secret courtyards and gardens of James Gamble Rogers and the great modern works of Louis I. Kahn, Eero Saarinen, Philip Johnson, Cesar Pelli, and Frank Gehry, the struggle to balance collective identity and individual expression is represented in Yale's buildings, which in their totality represent the essential struggle of life in a democracy.

We hope you will learn more about the architecture of Yale by scrolling through the building images above. If you find yourself in New Haven, please visit the buildings in person either on a guided tour offered by the Yale Visitor Center or a self-guided tour.

Robert A.M. Stern
Dean and J.M. Hoppin Professor of Architecture