January 17, 2013

The Yale Center for British Art, one of the world's great museums and study centers, was designed by American architect Louis I. Kahn (1901-1974). Since the building opened in 1977, it has been regarded as one of Khan's greatest works, receiving the Twenty-Five Year Award from the American Institute of Architects in 2005. As an architectural landmark, it has proven its sustained cultural value and contributed significantly to international twentieth-century heritage.

Peter Inskip and Stephen Gee, consulting conservation architects from the London-based firm of Peter Inskip + Peter Jenkins Architects Ltd, and Constance Clement, deputy director, Yale Center for British Art, discussed their work and experience together in the development of the conservation plan for the Yale Center.

In addition to considering the conservation of the building fabric, they discussed current and emerging issues related to the growth and development of a vibrant institution housed in a significant late-twentieth-century building whose brief was finalized only in 1972.

Last updated: January 2013