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Real Estate - May 20, 2011

Embracing an overlooked legacy

PAST awards honor centennial homes, preservation projects and female architects

by Kareem Yasin

Today, the Peterson Laboratory Building on Panama Mall serves as an effective showcase of Stanford University's architectural history. The tall, stacked windows that span its textured stucco façade mark the campus's transition from Richardsonian Romanesque design to Beaux Arts formalism during the inter-war period. Daylight cascades through the windows into an indoor courtyard, providing an open environment for the students of the building's two resident design programs to meet and collaborate. But four years ago, things were very different.

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Editorial Intern Kareem Yasin can be e-mailed at kyasin@paweekly.com.


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