The Brady Memorial Laboratory, erected as an extension to the Yale School of Medicine’s facilities, is named after Anthony N. Brady. Funded by Brady’s sons, James and Nicholas, the building was designed by architects H. Kent Day and Charles Klauder.
Much like the other buildings on the historic campus, the laboratory was designed in the Georgian revival style, as were the other academic buildings designed by the architecture firm. Most famous for their work on the east coast, most notably the Cathedral of Learning at the University of Pittsburgh, the renaissance inspired classical symmetry that Day and Klauder brought to Yale fit in perfectly with the gothic-revival style of existing architecture.
Grand Light’s restoration team was given the project of refurbishing an antique chandelier and a matching set of wall sconces that would be re-installed in the main entrance way to the building. The fixtures had unfortunately not been cared for, and came into Grand Lights’ workshop dusty, dented and paint splattered.