For 58 years, the office of Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates was located at 20 Davis Street in Hamden, Connecticut. With the passing of Kevin Roche in 2019, the office moved to Erector Square and continues as Roche Modern, LLC under the direction of partners Eamon Roche and Jerry Boryca. Guests will learn about the unique design process that was begun by Eero Saarinen, see many of the architectural study models for projects completed by Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates from 1961 to 2019, as well as Eero’s desk and chair, cartoons of the Saarinen office drawn by Claude de Forest and a few other archival treasures from the collection. After our visit to the offices, guests will be treated to an in depth tour of the David S. Ingalls Rink (aka the Yale Whale) designed by Eero Saarinen (1953-58) with an addition by KRJDA (2007-09) given by Wes Kavanagh, who was a Principal at KRJDA and the project architect for the Whale addition.
Guides: This tour will be led by Jerry Boryca, partner Roche Modern, LLC, archivist Linda Scinto and architect Wes Kavanagh of Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates LLC.
Space is limited.