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 under the direction of Managing Director, Eamon Roche, moved to Erector Square. On this tour guests will visit the evolution of the office, now Roche Modern, at Erector Square. Guests will see many of the architectural models for projects completed by Kevin Roche from 1961 to 2019 as well as Eero Saarinen’s desk chair, cartoons drawn by Claude de Forest and a few other archival treasures from the office’s 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.
Guide: This tour will be led by archivist Linda Scinto and architect Wes Kavanagh of Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates LLC.
Space is limited.