Fold VII Editorial

9.18.2015 By DORIAN BOOTH (M.Arch ’16) and JESSICA FLORES ANGEL (M.Arch ’16)   “I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” ― Henry […]

A Conversation with Kent Bloomer

9.18.2015 Interview by JESSICA FLORES ANGEL (M.Arch ’16) and DORIAN BOOTH (M.Arch ’16) KENT BLOOMER, Professor Adjunct, sculptor, designer, writer, and founder of Kent Bloomer Studio, sat down to talk about Charles Moore, the 70’s, and sailing. J: Jessica Angel      D: Dorian Booth      K: Kent Bloomer   D: We are […]

Interview w/ Peggy Deamer

9.18.2015 Interview by ROB YOOS (M.Arch ’17) PEGGY DEAMER, Assistant Dean, architect, writer, and founder of the Architecture Lobby, took some time to answer questions about independent studies, the Architecture Lobby, entrepreneurship P: Peggy Deamer, R: Rob Yoos   R: What have you been working on this past summer? P: Several things; […]

Space with No Brief

9.18.2015 By ANDREW DADDS (M.Arch ’16)   In the spirit of Le Corbusier’s “Secret Laboratory,” painting is used to explore the world around us through an idiosyncratic lens. Architecture, abiding by the laws of physics, and painting, with its freedom to manipulate objects and environments, are predominantly disparate. Le Corbusier embraced the […]

Agile Architecture

9.18.2015 By ERIC ROGERS (M.ED ’15)   One issue I have always had with architecture is that it typically involves clients. Clients, when they invest in architecture, usually expect some kind of return on their investment, and in this sense, they almost always bring capitalist relations to bear on the design […]

Super Shelter Manifesto

9.18.2015 By ANTOINE PROKOS (currently pursuing his Master degree at Ecole Polytechnique Federal de Lausanne and a member of the Swiss architecture collective SuperShelter)   0. Context:Our work is not about amusement, neither is it about originality, « coolness» or some pretentious form of intelligence. Our manifesto is of course a […]

As Many as We Want

9.18.2015 An interview by JESSICA FLORES ANGEL (M.Arch ’16) of LEVI BEDALL (recent graduate from The Ohio State University) J: Jessica Flores Angel L: Levi Bedall   J: Hi Levi, can you tell us a little bit about you and Pneuhaus? L: Pneuhaus is a young design practice which focuses on pneumatic construction techniques […]

On the Ground

9.18.2015   The Dean Selection Committee has finished its work, having submitted a list of names – some more endorsed than others – to President Salovey, possibly as far back as June. There is a rumor currently at SHOP that GREGG PASQUARELLI might be one of them. An older rumor […]


9.18.2015 By HARPER KEEHN (Yale College)   I left the architecture department because I was exhausted by it and by myself. I was tired of “smart moves”, delivered without style or humor, which felt neither smart nor moving. Tired of the emperor’s-new-clothes-type pressure to “understand” things that are clearly not to be […]

Fold VI

Editor’s Note In late August, I found myself hunched over a small pool—my shoes and hands caked in acrid mud—with a group of volunteers attempting to rescue salamanders from an evaporating bog in the humid backcountry of North Carolina. Far from the palm-wringing anxiety of a summer competition deadline, it […]

Interview with Caples / Jefferson

KATIE STEGE (M.Arch/ FES ‘17) Sara Caples (M.Arch ‘74) and Everardo Jefferson (M.Arch ‘73), Principals of Caples Jefferson Architects in New York, serve as the Louis I. Kahn Visiting Assistant Professors this fall. We caught up via conference call. KS:Your lecture title, This Particular Time and Place, explicitly references the […]

Interview with Marshall Brown

CHARLES KANE (M.Arch ‘16) Marshall Brown, principal of Marshall Brown Projects, is an architect, urban designer, writer and educator based in Chicago. His work will be featured in the American Pavilion at next year’s Venice Biennale. We caught him by phone as he walked the streets of Chicago. CK:You recently penned […]

Interview with Peggy Deamer

CHARLES KANE (M.Arch ‘16) Peggy Deamer, Assistant Dean of the YSOA, architect, writer, and founder of the Architecture Lobby, took some time to answer questions before she began her sabbatical. CK: In your article for the Avery Review titled “The Guggenheim Helsinki Competition: What is the Value Proposition?” you clearly describe […]

Parallel Projections: A New Model

JOHN KLEINSCHMIDT (M.Arch ‘16) Today, quasi-professional competitions like the Guggenheim Helsinki inhabit a bizarre space somewhere between pure ideas and aspirations to build, commodifying architectural ideas as simplistic images. Is there another model? Kyle Beneventi thinks so. A former New Haven resident who worked for Pickard Chilton, Beneventi is now […]

Reflections from the Cistern

LUKE ANDERSON (M.Arch ‘16) Project Team: Peter de Bretteville Architect Competition: Guggenheim Helsinki Brief: Design a new museum in the Eteläsatama of Helsinki Working on the Guggenheim competition the summer of 2014 with Peter de Bretteville was a breath of fresh air amongst high-intensity, high-stakes competitions that you so commonly […]


JAMES KEHL (M.Arch ‘16) Project Team: Xiao Wu (M.Arch/MBA ‘17) and Li Kehl (MBA ‘16), Phaelan Vaillancourt (MBA ‘16), and Emilio Ilac (MBA ‘16). Competition:Urban Land Institute’s Hines Competition 2015 Brief: master plan for a site in Tremé, New Orleans. Last semester, I participated in the Urban Land Institute’s Hines […]

A Flexible Kink Fringe through Mercurial Windows

DANIEL GLICK-UNTERMAN (M.Arch ‘17) Project Team: Martin Elliot (M.Arch, MIT), Chad Schram (M.Arch, University of Michigan) and Daniel Glick-Unterman (M.Arch 17), Competition: ARCHmedium’s Detroit Station for the Arts Brief: Re-design Detroit’s Michigan Central Station. The station is one of the most prolific ruins in Detroit and has the most broken windows […]

On the Ground

In an August 21 New Yorker profile on DEAN STERN, writer IAN VOLNER suggested that as his architecture had moved from winking at the past to seeking to embody it, the Dean had moved from being a member of the “Grays” to being a “Black.” 9/3 “About 700 tons of […]

ABRIS à KAYAKS: The Not-So-Primitive Hut

JESSICA ANGEL MArch 1 ’16, DORIAN BOOTH MArch 1 ’16, CHRISTIAN GOLDEN  MArch 1 ’18   Until recently, there has been a general decline in architects actually building structures with their own hands: they have been chained to the confines of the desk and the computer. Yet with more and more young architects […]

Summer Survey Results

  Summer at Yale is as diverse in it’s range of activities as the academic year itself. M.Arch I students start the season with the construction phase of the Building Project and the final Visualization class (the intent, methodology, and reason for existence, of which remains questioned by some students). Some second year students […]

BP ’15: Summer Snippets

FRANCESCA CARNEY MArch 1 ’17 Continuing a tradition 48 years in the making, the M. Arch I Class of 2017 began their summer building a house at 193 Winthrop Avenue in the West River neighborhood of New Haven. In partnership with NeighborWorks New Horizons, the 1,100 sq ft, three-bedroom residence […]

On the ground

Compiled by the editors with additional contribution by Wes Hiatt M.Arch I ‘17 The City of 7 Billion exhibition opens today, the result of a true team effort by multiple players across the student body and faculty. The end product is an installation that allows discussion about urbanization through visual, tactile artifacts, like a 14’ […]

Special Report from Summer Visualization

SAM ZEIF MArch I ‘18 and SPENCER FRIED MArch I ‘18 We felt like children a long way from home, overwhelmed with quandaries: How will I fit into this roster of pedigreed, tried, and proven intellectuals? Will I be perceived in the same way I perceive them? Will I be […]

Gillette Castle: In Connecticut Oddities, Vision Trumps Convention

  CAROLINE ACHEATEL, MArch I ’17   While in New Haven, it is de rigeur, if not imperative, for any casual architecture aficionado to visit campus landmarks like Bunshaft’s Beinecke Library, Saarinen’s Ingalls Rink and Kahn’s Center for British Art. Even more crucial is the study of these spaces by […]


NICOLAS KEMPER, MARCH 1 ’16   Between the courses of Environmental Design and Intro to City Planning, second year students in the architecture program have mandatory classes from 11:30 to 1:20, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, effectively excluding them from the weekday lunch. This scheduling innovation bars them from participating […]

Grout Lesson

grout lesson, haiku by Tess McNamara silty silver sands spread scrape sponge sweat rinse, repeat bright light, pruney hands

Fold V Editor’s Note

9.3.2015 CAROLINE ACHEATEL (M.Arch ’17), ELAINA BERKOWITZ (M.Arch ’17), FRANCESCA CARNEY (M.Arch ’17), DANIEL GLICK-UNTERMAN (M.Arch ’17), GARRETT HARDEE (M.Arch ’17), ROBERT HON (M.Arch ’17), RASHID MUYDINOV (M.Arch & F.E.S. ’18) Welcome to the second year Fold, the first of your weekly Paprika! A running record quick enough to keep pace with life in Rudolph, find on […]

Clocking In

JOHN KLEINSCHMIDT, MArch I ‘16   In the spring semester of 2015, Peggy Deamer’s advanced studio set out to track the hours they spent on their studio work. Professor Deamer’s studio engaged issues of architectural labor and systems of production; keeping time was a way to engage these big issues […]

Iceland :: Fire and Ice

CAITLIN THISSEN MArch 1 ’16 Iceland supports the gamut of wilderness-centered pastimes, including eco tourist excursions, and offers an alluring 20 percent reimbursement to filming crews for costs incurred during the production of hip, existential indie films like The Tree of Life, Interstellar, or a smattering of smaller projects. Idealists, […]

Interview with Jonathan F. P. Rose

KIRK HENDERSON, MARCH I’16 & SOM ‘16   In recent years, the developer studio has engaged a variety of people, from the “five-star hippie” John Spence to the deeply commercial Isaac Kalisvaart. Jonathan Rose, this year’s Bass Fellow for the developer studio taught with Caples/Jefferson, evinces principles of social justice, and […]

Incoming Student Survey

  Survey conducted by CAROLINE ACHEATEL (M.Arch ’17), ELAINA BERKOWITZ (M.Arch ’17), FRANCESCA CARNEY (M.Arch ’17), DANIEL GLICK-UNTERMAN (M.Arch ’17), GARRETT HARDEE (M.Arch ’17), ROBERT HON (M.Arch ’17), RASHID MUYDINOV (M.Arch & F.E.S. ’18) It’s been one year since the first incoming student survey was collected. As the surveyed become the surveyors, we find ourselves […]

Solar Decathalon

EDWARD WANG, BA ’16   Over the past twenty months, a group of undergraduate architecture majors have worked furiously to complete Yale’s first entry to the Solar Decathlon. Perhaps you have seen them huddled in the computer lab or gathered in the seventh floor pit, discussing and planning a prototype […]