Institute for Advanced Study Princeton, New Jersey

The institute, the prestigious center of advanced research in the fields of mathematics, historical studies and natural and social sciences, is the country’s sacrosanct temple of pure learning at ionosphere levels. From those wonderful people who gave you Einstein and relativity, now comes a distinguished complex of new buildings. And for once, there is a tie between standards of scholarly endeavor and the setting where it takes place...

The level of the building’s design suggests immediately the level of the work being done, and the appropriateness of an environment that matches intellectual and artistic excellence.

The addition is no monument and does not strive for Parnassus-and what a temptation, considering the client, that could have been. At a time when arrogance is often synonymous with architecture, these buildings teach humane and artful lessons in the built environment. They are lessons of quality, as well.

The result is an extremely thoughtful exercise in solving functional needs with a maximum of taste and sensibility, a modicum of homage to some great architectural innovators of our time, and a thorough understanding of all those relationships of space, scale and personal response that make a structure work. - Ada Louise Huxtable, The New York Times

Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey

Photo Credit: Axel Kilian

Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey

Photo Credit: Axel Kilian

Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey

Photo Credit: Axel Kilian

Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey

Photo Credit: Arthur Firestone

Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey

Photo Credit: Axel Kilian

Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey

Photo Credit: Axel Kilian

Articles

  • Visit LinkArchitecture At the Head Of Its Class

    Huxtable, Ada Louise, The New York Times, September 27, 1972.

  • View PDFDesigning spontaneity at IAS

    Institute for Advanced Study, Times at the Institute, 10:7, March 2014.

  • View PDFMake it NEW. Make it FIT

    Geddes, Robert, Lecture given by Robert Geddes at the Institute for Advanced Study organized by DOCOMOMO, April 5, 2014.

  • View PDFIdeas, People, Landscapes, Buildings

    Lecture presented at the Princeton Senior Resource Center, Evergreen Forum Spring 2015, Princeton Past and Future.