Full story on Architectural Record by Josephine Minutillo

“Sometimes, a respectful restoration requires radical intervention, even by the most respectful of architects. Graduate and former dean of the Yale School of Architecture Robert Stern, and his New York–based firm Robert A.M. Stern Architects (RAMSA), led the transformation of a neoclassical Carrère & Hastings building at the heart of the university’s New Haven, Connecticut, campus into a center for dining and theater. In the process, they ripped out the old floor slab and the wood paneling in a train-station-scaled refectory, added a skylit two-story annex where there was once a terrace, exposed foundation walls, and carved a new exterior staircase within a prominent quadrangle.”