Harvard University Science Center (Cambridge, MA) : Detail, the distinctive stepped design of the Science Center, south facade

Creator:
Sert, Josep Lluis, 1902-1983
Published/Created:
1 Oxford Street, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
1973
Date Depicted:
7/25/2009
Materials:
reinforced concrete; steel; glass
Notes:
Harvard's main classroom and laboratory building for undergraduate science and mathematics, in addition to housing numerous other allied departments and services. Located just north of Harvard Yard, the Science Center was built in 1973 after a design by Josep Lluís Sert (then dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Design). As part of its construction the portion of Cambridge Street running along the north edge of Harvard Yard was depressed into an underpass, allowing unhindered pedestrian movement between the Yard and Harvard facilities to the north, including the Science Center itself. The Center includes teaching laboratories, five lecture halls, twenty general-use classrooms, a cafeteria, library, computer store and the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments.
Variant Titles:
Science Center
Topics:
Architecture -- United States -- 20th century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Twentieth century
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
1A1-SJ-HSC-A02
Genre:
architecture (AAT)
building divisions: classrooms (AAT)
building divisions: dining halls (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Furnishings & Decorative Arts
Paintings & Drawings
Sculptures, Models, & Architecture
Rights:
Copyright Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Digital:
building divisions; rooms and spaces; classrooms; building divisions; rooms and spaces; dining halls
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Addition Module Eight
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
7/25/2009 12:00:00 AM
Source Note:
Purchase, Visual Resources Collection, May, 2013; photographer Scott Gilchrist
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Local Record Number:
4654
OID:
10898808
PID:
digcoll:1795843