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Olin Hall of Science

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1961, Minoru Yamasaki. 214 Winona St.
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Olin Hall of Science was the first of five buildings designed by Minoru Yamasaki for Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. Built in 1961 at a cost of $1.51 million, Olin Hall originally housed the physics and biology departments. The modernist brick building features precast concrete screenwork on the primary facade. This screen, cantilevered from the building on cast-in-place concrete beams, provides shade to the classrooms, which have floor-to-ceiling glass windows. Each level of the screen contains a narrow walkway for window maintenance. Today, the physics, astronomy, and psychology departments are located in Olin Hall.

References

Headley, Leal A., and Jarchow, Merrill E. Carleton: The First Century.Northfield: Carleton College, 1966.

Hoekstra, Joel. “The Builder”. Carleton College Voice(Winter 2015): 11-19.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Lawrence Sommer
Coordinator: 
Frank Edgerton Martin
Victoria M. Young
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  • 1961

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Lawrence Sommer, "Olin Hall of Science", [Northfield, Minnesota], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/MN-01-131-0065-01.

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