After 37 years of living in a hodge-podge of repurposed buildings, Yale's School of Management is now under one roof —a spectacular signature building on Whitney Avenue in New Haven CT across from the Peabody Museum.
More than 600 Yale School of Management (SOM) alumni, friends, faculty, and donors celebrated the opening of its new home, Edward P. Evans Hall, a 242,000-square-foot, glistening glass-and-steel structure. Designed by Foster + Partners, chaired by Lord Norman Foster ARCH ’62, the building has taken its place among the architectural landmarks that distinguish the Yale campus.
Edward P. Evans hall brings together for the first time Yale’s faculty departments into a single location, providing a high level of transparency to the traditionally enclosed college courtyard, thus creating a green heart for the campus community which is seen from throughout the school.
A number of significant works of art have been commissioned for the new building, including bold murals by Sol LeWitt, and Momart was proudly involved in the procurement and installation of the site-specific artwork by the Swiss artist Adrian Schiess.
The planning and coordination process was complex and included tasks from plotting the exact panel sizes required, through procurement, casing and shipping, through to designing and procuring means to install the artwork flush and tightly on the atrium walls. The work has been successfully finalised within the given time frame and the atrium, decorated with Adrian Schiess’s artwork, formed a significant backdrop to the grand opening events of the new Yale campus.
Image: Tony Rinaldo