On Tuesday, our little studio group met up in Cambridge for some sketching. Once the fingers go numb, it's helpful to have you camera with you.
Carpenter Center, Harvard University
This is a building that reveals little of itself until you venture up the walkway.
Standing in this passageway, you get a sense of everything that is happening in the building, as it is happening. From here, you can observe the artists and students at work above and below you.
We were given access to the inside. In one area, we were able to examine original models of the center.
I particularly like the circulation of this building. Every path has a carefully chosen view of the interior.
Another stop on our three-hour tour was the MIT Chapel. I can never get enough Saarinen. No one was around to tell us not to play with the lighting system.