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 will renovate 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).
Expected to be completed by 2020, the reimagined 88,300-square-foot complex will be designed to draw together students and faculty from all of Yale’s schools and colleges 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.
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