This episode of Site Visit was recorded live in Weir Hall, a Victorian Collegiate Gothic building located within Jonathan Edwards College – one of Yale’s first residential colleges. Opening in 1925, Weir Hall, served as the home to the Department of Architecture from until 1963, when the school moved to its current building, Rudolph Hall. Today Weir Court looks over the Art and Architecture Building designed by Paul Rudolph and Louis Kahn’s Yale Art Gallery.
Joyce Hsiang is an Assistant Dean and Critic at Yale University’s School of Architecture. Bimal Mendis is an Assistant Dean and Director of Undergraduate Studies at the Yale School of Architecture. Joyce and Bimal are both Principals of Plan B Architecture & Urbanism, an interdisciplinary design and research collaborative based in New Haven, Connecticut. Their passion for Yale’s history and landscape has influenced their own work, as evidenced by their recent participation in the 2017 Exhibit Columbus — an annual exploration of art and architecture in Columbus, Indiana.