Yale Center foR British Art

New Haven, Connecticut

Knight Architecture was called upon to undertake a comprehensive multiyear conservation of The Yale Center for British Art, designed by Louis I. Kahn to house Paul Mellon's extraordinary gift to Yale University. Considered to be the Center's largest and most complex work of art, the building now stands refreshed and equipped for the 21st century.

Project Images   

Clip 1 - Conserving the YCBA

Clip 2 - George Knight Interview



"The [renovation] deftly balances incongruous elements like roughness and refinement, compression and expansion, and lets architecture speak louder than any of its collective insertions."


"The conservation of Louis Kahn's building is a landmark project that sets a new standard for the stewardship of modern architecture."

Robert A.M. Stern

"... you can see a miracle of conservation that actually brings an iconic building closer to its architect's original vision"

National Trust for Historic Preservation