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Bernstein-Marcus Administration Center, Irving Presidential Enclave, and Gryzmish Academic Center

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1959, Hugh Stubbins and Associates.

Set into the slope of the hills above the entrance to the campus, this award-winning Stubbins design features a grouping of three separate buildings connected by glass corridors. The scalloped roof of the Gryzmish Building identifies a decorative motif popular in the fifties and sixties. The introduction of subtle color effect in the purple slate panels unifies the complex. An important functional characteristic of all three buildings is the flexibility of interior space.

Writing Credits

Keith N. Morgan


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Keith N. Morgan, "Bernstein-Marcus Administration Center, Irving Presidential Enclave, and Gryzmish Academic Center", [Waltham, Massachusetts], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Massachusetts

Buildings of Massachusetts: Metropolitan Boston, Keith N. Morgan, with Richard M. Candee, Naomi Miller, Roger G. Reed, and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2009, 476-476.

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