Preserving the Past, Building the Future

Yale University has one of the most architecturally distinctive campuses in the world. Founded in 1701, Yale has grown from a tiny New England college into a global university with over 11,000 students and 12,000 faculty and support staff. The main campus in downtown New Haven extends about two miles, north to south, and includes more than 250 buildings, the oldest completed in 1753 and the newest still under construction. These buildings represent an extraordinarily wide range of architectural styles from colonial to contemporary and include the works of many world-renowned architects.

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This website will introduce you to a sampling of campus buildings, providing an overview of architecture at Yale, old and new. Along the way, you’ll discover interesting facts, including:

  • The number of National Historic Landmarks on campus
  • The building designed by the architect of Quebec’s Chateau Frontenac
  • The efforts Yale has undertaken toward “green” construction

Learn about these and other topics as you explore this website and develop a better knowledge about the wealth of architectural history and contemporary design on Yale’s campus.

This site is a work in progress, as the Yale campus is continually evolving. Please bookmark the site and visit it again as new information is posted.


Connecticut Hall

Visitor Center Guided Walking Tours of Campus

Offered 352 days a year
These free, student led tours depart from the Visitor Center at 149 Elm.