Inga Saffron on Tsien and Williams’s New Building at Princeton

Inga Saffron on Tsien and Williams’s New Building at Princeton

Architecture critic Inga Saffron (LF ’12) calls Billie Tsien and Tod Williams “among the great humanist architects of our day” in her critique of the new Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment at Princeton University. In their design for Williams’s alma mater, the couple has fused ancient and modern forms and surfaces and folded the building gracefully into its landscape and the larger Princeton campus. Read Saffron’s review in the Princeton Alumni Weekly.

Tsien and Williams have strong ties to the Loeb Fellowship: Williams was a member of the selection committee that awarded Saffron her Fellowship in 2011-12, and the couple returned as Senior Loeb Scholars in 2013. View the video of their lecture. Along with a survey of their work, it provides insight into their meticulous design process, their studio, and the way they work.

Photo © Ricardo Barros, from the Princeton Alumni Weekly
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