The Stephen A. Schwarzman Center at Yale University is a new student commons and public events space that will serve as a central hub dedicated to cultural programming and student life at the heart of the campus. The Schwarzman Center project renovated the historic Commons Dining Hall and three floors of the adjacent Memorial Hall. Both limestone Beaux-Arts style buildings were designed and built to commemorate the university’s 1901 bicentennial, with the Commons designed by the architectural firm Carrère and Hastings (New York Public Library, Henry Clay Frick House) while Memorial Hall was designed by architect Henry Bacon (Lincoln Memorial).
Completed in 2021, the reimagined 88,300-square-foot complex is designed to draw together students and faculty from all of Yale’s institutions and, with the help of state-of-the-art technology, enable virtual engagement with the outside world in a dynamic way never done before at Yale.
Grand Light specialist removed and restored 100+ historic lighting fixtures, including large, hand forged iron chandeliers, wall sconces, pendants, and ceiling lights.
In addition to the historic lighting restorations, the project required the fabrication of numerous custom lights including massive stairwell chandeliers, wall sconces, pendant, and ceiling lights.