Session 8: Reexamining the Model City and the Model Campus

Yale/The Study


Dean Sakamoto, FAIA

Jon Buono

Anna Dempsey

Allison J. Cywin

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Reexamining the Model City and the Model Campus


This session will look at our host city of New Haven and two modernist college campuses in Massachusetts to reexamine how these models of education, architecture and urbanism look today. Efforts to address misconceptions of brutalist campus design will be addressed by the leaders of UMassBrut and Dean Sakamoto will look at New Haven on the eve of the 21st century.

Speakers & Abstracts:
  • Paul Rudolph's Modernist Urbanist Center: University of Massachusetts Dartmouth 
    Dr. Anna Dempsey, Professor of Art History, University of Massachusetts, is the Co-Principal Investigator (PI) for the UMassBrut grant. Allison J. Cywin, Librarian and Director of the Visual & Media Literacy Hub (VML) at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.
  • Campus U.S.A. - Portraits of its Late-Modern Architecture
    Jon Buono is an Associate Director with SOM’s New York office and leads the firm’s work for adaptive reuse and higher education.
  • The Model City and the Interim Site
    Dean Sakamoto, FAIA, LEED AP, SEED, is a practicing architect, educator and director of a public interest design foundation.
  • Theodore Prudon, leading expert on the preservation of modern architecture and a practicing architect in New York City.

Yale/The Study, exact location TBD.