The Perils Of Designing For Geniuses

Frank Gehry faced a different set of challenges in designing for MIT's famously reclusive professors.
May 30, 2004, 1pm PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Terraces and other informal gathering-places are sprinkled throughout the Stata Center for that purpose. But the professors' clamour for privacy forced Gehry to create more traditional office space on the upper floors. 'It's like orangutans,' says the architect in a rather unflattering comparison. 'They retreat to the tree-tops for privacy and come down when they want to be sociable.' "

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Published on Friday, May 28, 2004 in The Financial Times
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