Louis Kahn began and ended his career as an important architect with museums for Yale. He combined rigorous attention to structure with inquisitiveness about the nature of the educational and civic institutions for which he typically worked. This seminar focuses upon Kahn’s buildings, his unbuilt work, and his architectural theory. Paying particular attention to the years 1951 and 1974, the seminar addresses the range of geographical and cultural conditions in which he worked. It also considers his influence upon Team X, Metabolism, postmodernism, and critical regionalism. Students are required to give an in-class presentation and to write a substantial paper. Limited enrollment.