Architecture Students Explore New England
November 8, 2023
This October, Professor Bill Galloway took 14 of his third-year and 2 of his fifth-year architecture students on a four-day trip across New England, exploring Boston, Exeter, and New Haven.
The group enjoyed a comprehensive itinerary, experiencing and studying some of Boston's most famous architectural works. They visited landmark buildings such as the Boston Public Library by McKim, Mead and White, the MIT Chapel by Eero Saarinen, the Stata Center by Frank Gehry, and the Carpenter Center by Le Corbusier, amongst many other treasures. The Boston stop also included a visit to the Payette office, where the students got a first-hand look at the work produced by the Openlab: Boston program, one of the domestic options offered to fourth-year architecture students. The group was also fortunate to have the opportunity to visit Exeter Library, designed by Louis Kahn. The library, located an hour outside of Boston, is owned by Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire.
On the return journey to Blacksburg, the group stopped in New Haven, Connecticut, and experienced the Yale Art and Architecture Building by Paul Rudolph and the Beinecke Library by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM). This short but concentrated trip left the students with an impactful experience, exposing them to New England's numerous reputable and thoughtful architectural works.