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Centerbrook Architects and Planners records

Call Number: MS 1844

Scope and Contents

The records consist of architectural and working/detail drawings of institutional, public, and private projects undertaken by Centerbrook Architects and Planners, LLC, as well as documentation of projects by pre-Centerbrook firms M/L/T/W Moore-Turnbull, Charles W. Moore Associates, and Moore Grover Harper. Relevant photographs, slides, correspondence, and newspaper clippings are included.

Dates for born-digital materials were determined by the file last modified dates.


  • 1963-2004


Language of Materials

The materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Project numbers 639 (boxes N15-N25), 642 (boxes N1, N18, N25-N33), and 825 (boxes N1, N18, N25, N34-N48) require permission of the firm to access.

Original audiovisual materials, as well as preservation and duplicating masters, may not be played. Researchers must consult use copies, or if none exist must pay for a use copy, which is retained by the repository. Researchers wishing to obtain an additional copy of non-commercially produced items for their personal use should consult the ordering reproductions information on the Manuscripts and Archives web site.

Original computer files may not be accessed due to their fragility. Researchers must consult access copies.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright interests in the collection materials held by Centerbrook Architects and Planners have been transferred by the donor to Yale University. Nonetheless, the collection materials may contain content owned by third-party copyright holders. Determination of the copyright status of specific material may require extensive research and it is the responsibility of researchers and others intending to use the materials to secure permission of the appropriate copyright holder(s). All other uses not requiring permission of third-party copyright holders are permitted only in accordance with the restrictions and requirements specified herein.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Centerbrook Architects and Planners, LLC, 2005-2015.


The materials are arranged by accession. Letters in front of box numbers in the project index refer to the accession in which the material was received.


503.1 Linear Feet (1154 boxes)

11 DVD-RWs (24.53 gigabytes)

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

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The records consist of architectural and working/detail drawings of institutional, public, and private projects undertaken by Centerbrook Architects and Planners, LLC, as well as documentation of projects by pre-Centerbrook firms M/L/T/W Moore-Turnbull, Charles W. Moore Associates, and Moore Grover Harper. Relevant photographs, slides, correspondence, and newspaper clippings are included.

Biographical / Historical

In 1965, when Charles Moore became chair of the department of architecture in the Yale School of Art and Architecture, he left his firm, M/L/T/W, in Berkeley, California, and established a new firm in New Haven called MLTW/Moore-Turnbull. The ongoing reorganization of the firm resulted in two name changes (Charles W. Moore Associates; Moore Grover Harper) and was formally established as Centerbrook Architects after Moore returned to California to become head of the UCLA Department of Architecture. At Yale, Moore counted among his students three of the current Centerbrook partners: Jefferson B. Riley, Mark Simon, and Chad Floyd, as well as William Grover, who is now partner emeritus.

Currently led by four partners, Jefferson B. Riley, Mark Simon, Chad Floyd, and James Childress, Centerbrook’s design services encompass project management, planning, interior design, sculpture, landscape and site design, industrial design, furniture and lighting design, fund raising support, and graphic design. Centerbrook has garnered more than 325 design awards, and in 1998, the American Institute of Architects recognized Centerbrook with its prestigious National Firm Award.

Founded during a decade of oil embargoes and price spikes, Centerbrook initially designed energy-conserving, passive-solar homes, including an underground house in Vermont, a partner’s passive solar home, and a demonstration home for NASA. Two major projects, the Northeast’s largest active solar building for the Connecticut National Guard and a museum for Williams College, helped the practice to grow steadily from a focus on residential design to large scale projects and planning for cities and colleges. Remaining veteran practitioners of “green” architecture, the firm has incorporated affordable conservation into more than 50 projects, many of which are LEED certified.

Since 1975, the firm has continued to diversify its portfolio with work in academia, the arts, business, science, religious architecture, and residential housing. In the mid-1970s, two of the firm’s clients became significant mainstays of its practice: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory on Long Island and Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut. Since that time, Centerbrook continued to design numerous master plans, buildings, campuses, and renovations for these two institutions.

Centerbrook has worked on numerous projects at Yale University, among them Kroon Hall with Hopkins Architects, the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center, and the Yale Child Study Center. It has designed multiple buildings at other campuses as well, such as Dartmouth, the University of Colorado, Phillips Academy Andover, Pomfret School, Quinnipiac University, the University of Connecticut, and the University of Texas.

Firm history by David Holahan, Centerbrook Architects and Planners

Other Finding Aids

For a list of projects and the boxes in which project materials are located, please consult theProject Index.

List of Projects in Collection

Abramson House, [suburb of] Washington, DC

Acheson House, Essex, CT

Adams House, Madison, CT

Air Rights Parking Garage [66 York Street, Sixty-Six York Street], New Haven, CT

Akron Cascade Superblock, Akron, OH

Alcoa Prefabricated Housing

Ambro House, East Hampton, CT

American Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford, CT

Amusement Park, NJ

Anderson Housing Development, Springfield, MA

Anderson Towers, Springfield, MA

Antioch College, South Hall, Yellow Springs, OH

Backstreet Restaurant [Oranzo], New Haven, CT

Baldwin House, Essex, CT

Baldwin Lieberman Segaloff Law Offices, New Haven, CT

Bankes House, Brewster, NY

Barber House, Guilford, CT

Barnes House, Essex, CT

Berger House, Roxbury, CT

Best Products show for the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Boas House, Stinson Beach, CA

Bonham House, Boulder Creek, CA

Brown University: Pembroke dormitories, Providence, RI

Buchanan House, Killingworth, CT

Budge House, Healdsburg, CA

Budin Apartment, New York, NY

Budin House and alterations, Copake, NY

Burke House, pool house, and unbuilt design, Greenwich, CT

Burns House, Los Angeles, CA

Carmel Knolls Housing, Carmel, CA

Castle House, Stonington, CT

Cedar Rapids Museum of Arts, Cedar Rapids, IA

Chester Diversified Properties, Chester, CT

Church Street South Redevelopment, New Haven, CT

Citizens Federal Savings and Loan Building, San Francisco, CA

Clark House, Old Lyme, CT

Clocktower, Middletown, CT

Colby College Student Center, Waterville, ME

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory: Airslie, Cold Spring Harbor, NY

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory: Chancellor's House, Cold Spring Harbor, NY

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory: Grace Auditorium, Cold Spring Harbor, NY

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory: Jones Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, NY

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory: Neuroscience Center, Cold Spring Harbor, NY

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory: Sammis Hall, Cold Spring Harbor, NY

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory: Waste Water Treatment Plant, Cold Spring Harbor, NY

Consulate General's House, New Haven, CT

Cook House [unbuilt], Great Falls, VA

Cornuelle House

County Federal Savings Bank, Greens Farms, CT

Court Street Center, Cincinnati, OH

Cranbury Road Housing, Hightstown, NJ

Crowell House I, VT

Dartmouth College, Tuck School of Business, Byrne Hall, Hanover, NH

Dartmouth College, Tuck School of Business, Chase House Renovation, Hanover, NH

Dartmouth College, Tuck School of Business, Dormitory, Hanover, NH

Dartmouth College, Tuck School of Business, Murdough Hall Renovation, Hanover, NH

Dartmouth College, Tuck School of Business, Stell Hall Renovation, Hanover, NH

Dauntless Yacht Club, Essex, CT

Dayton Kiwanis Floating Fountain, Dayton, OH

Dayton Riverdesign, Dayton, OH

Dayton Riverfront Park, Dayton, OH

East Hampton Library and Multicultural Center, East Hampton, CT

East Lyme Library and Community Center, East Lyme, CT

Eastern Kentucky Housing Development Corporation, Whitesburg, KY

Eisenstein House, Midwest

Elliott-Gruen House, Ligonier, PA

Elmwood Park Revitalization, Roanoke, VA

Encosystems Spec House, Essex, CT

Essex Point, Deep River, CT

Farber House renovation, Woodbridge, CT

Fremont City Gall Competition, Fremont, CA

Gagarin House, Peru, VT

Gazebo for House & Garden Magazine

Goodman House, Montauk, NY

Grace Auditorium, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, NY

Gringer Apartment, New York, NY

Gross House, Hartland, VT

"Guest House in the Country", CT

Gund Investment Corporation Offices, Phases I and II, Princeton, NJ

Halprin House, Sea Ranch, CA

Harrison House, Santa Barbara, CA

Heritage Harbor, Annapolis, MD

Hindman Pool, New Zion, KY

Hines House, Sea Ranch, CA

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

House Beautiful House [see also Burlington House, Job 292], Burlington, CT

"House in the Berkshires", Alford, MA

"House in the Country", CT

"House Near New York" and addition, NJ

Hubbard House, Corral de Tierra, CA

Huntington Station Plaza, Huntington, NY

Indian Springs Ranch, Salinas, CA

Ingenium, Springfield, MA

Ireland House, Martha's Vineyard, MA

Isham House, Sagaponack, NY

Jaffe House II and Pool House, Guilford, CT

Jewell House, Orinda, CA

Jobson House, Paolo Colorado Canyon, CA

Johnson House, Canaan, NY

Johnson House, Sea Ranch, CA

Jones House additions and renovations, Stamford, CT

Kansas City Urban Graphics, Kansas City, MO

Kaplan House [see also Connecticut House, Job 307; Kaplan II, Job 396], Chester, CT

Karas House, Monterey, CA

Kingsmill on the James Housing, Williamsburg, VA

Kissam House addition

Klotz Development, West Hampton, NY

Klotz House

Klugman House, Guilford, CT

Knisely House I [vacation house], NY

Knisely House II, NY

Koizim House, Westport, CT

Krementz Studio, New York, NY

Kuhio Shores Mauka, Kauai, HI

Lawrence House, Sea Ranch, CA

Lawrence University: Wriston Art Center, Appleton, WI

Lenz Winery, Peconic, NY

Les Halles competition, Paris, France

Levin House, Little Falls, NY

Lone Hill Housing, San Jose, CA

"Long View", New England

Lovejoy Fountain, Portland, OR

Malibu Apartments, Malibu, CA

Manville Apartment/Friday Apartment, New York, NY

Mapplewood Terrace Low-Income Housing, Middletown, CT

May House, Old Saybrook, CT

McElrath House, Santa Cruz, CA

McKee House

McKim House, Fishers Island, NY

McClintock Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, NY

Middletown Inn and Renewal, Middletown, CT

Middletown Public Elderly Housing, Middletown, CT

Miller, Peter House and addition, Burlington, VT

Minnesota History Center competition, St. Paul, MN

Monte Vista addition, Monterey, CA

Moore [Charles W.] House, Centerbrook, CT

Moore House, New Haven, CT

Murray House, Cambridge, MA

Naff House, Pajaro Dunes, CA

NASA Project Tech House [Technology Utilization House]

Nauticus [The National Maritime Center], Norfolk, VA

Navy Lodge Modular Housing, Newport, RI and New London, CT

Neurogen Corporation, Branford, CT

New Haven College Student Housing, New Haven, CT

New Haven Dance Center, New Haven, CT

No Bottom Development, Westerly, RI

North House, Essex, CT

North Spec House, Essex, CT

Norwich Armory, Norwich, CT

Ocala House [Amrep Foundation], Orlando, FL

Old Farm, Mount Holly, Westhampton, NJ

Orlando Housing [Amrep Foundation], Orlando, FL

Orono Housing, Orono, ME

Otus House, Berkeley, CA

Owen Brown Village, Columbia, MD

Parc de la Villette competition, Paris, France

Paumanack Manor Housing for the Elderly

Pearson House addition, Branford, CT

Percarpio House, Guilford, CT

Peterson House, Tacoma, WA

Pfizer Plant: Main Gate, Groton, CT

Pfizer Plant: Master Plan, Groton, CT

Pfizer Plant: South Gate, Groton, CT

Piazza d'Italia, New Orleans, LA

Pittsburgh Fountain, Pittsburgh, PA

"The Place of Houses" [book drawings and associated material]

Pond House, New England Island

Psychoanalytic Associates, Los Angeles, CA

Quanaduck Cove, Stonington, CT

Quinnipiac University: Carl Hansen Student Center [see also Student Union renovation], Hamden, CT

Quinnipiac University: Computer Center, Hamden, CT

Quinnipiac University: Dining Hall and Servery Complex, Hamden, CT

Quinnipiac University: Dormitory Complex, Hamden, CT

Quinnipiac University: Dormitory Village, Hamden, CT

Quinnipiac University: Echlin Health Sciences Center, Hamden, CT

Quinnipiac University: Student Union renovation, Hamden CT

Quinnipiac University: Suntraps, Hamden, CT

Raval Planning Study [Senior Citizens Housing Committee], Huntington, NY

Ray House

Reebok Corporate Campus, Stoughton, MA

Reid House I, Cleveland Heights, OH

Reid House II, West Falmouth, MA

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Folson Library Fountain, Troy, NY

Riley House I ["Dunk House"], Guilford, CT

River-Dale Consumer Outlet and Travel Center, West Springfield, MA

Riverdesign Springfield, Springfield, MA

Roanoke "Design '79", Roanoke, VA

Roanoke Hotel and Convention Center, Roanoke, VA

Roanoke Library Addition, Roanoke, VA

Roanoke Market Building, Roanoke, VA

Roanoke Parking Garages, Roanoke, VA

Roanoke Transportation Center, Roanoke, VA

Rocky Neck Corporate Park, Rocky Neck, CT

Rosko House I and II, Southampton, NY

Ross-Lacy House, Sherman, CT

Rottschafer House, Guilford, CT

Rowe House and guest house, Essex, CT

Rubenstein House, MD

Rudolph House I, Captiva Island, FL

Rudolph House II, Williamstown, MA

Rush House, Sea Ranch, CA

Savin Rock Urban Renewal Project #2, West Haven, CT

Saz House, Woods Hole, MA

Schaffer House, Branford, CT

Scheuer House, Larchmont, NY

Schrader Development, Guilford, CT

Schub House, Sag Harbor, NY

Sea Ranch Condominium #1 and miscellaneous material, Sea Ranch, CA

Sea Ranch Spec House, Sea Ranch, CA

Seattle Civic Center Fountain Competition, Seattle, WA

Shattuck House, Guilford, CT

Shinefield House, Sea Ranch, CA

Slater House, Hamburg Cove, CT

Slater House, Stinson Beach, CA

Solar Heated House - Experimental [Solar Spec House]

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

Springfield Crafts Village, Springfield, MA

St. Simon Sales Center [Xanadune], St. Simon Island, CA

Stanwood House, Bloomfield, CT

Stern House, Woodbridge, CT

Stern Toole & Shaw Office, New Haven, CT

Striar Jewish Community Center, Stoughton, MA

Swan House, Southhold, NY

Swanson House I and II, Cherry Hills, Chicago, IL

Talbert House, Oakland, CA

Taplin House, Amesbury, MA

Taylor Town Houses, Norwalk, CT

Taylor-Walker Residence, CT

Tempchin House, Bethesda, MD

Tortilla City Hall [student project]

Tower East, New Haven, CT

Tower One, New Haven, CT

Tri-Pac Housing, Vernon, CT

University of California Arts Center Competition

University of California, Santa Barbara; Faculty Club, Santa Barbara, CA

University of California, Santa Cruz: Kresge College [College Six], Santa Cruz, CA

University of Connectucut Staff Housing, Storrs, CT

University of Toledo, Honors Housing and Academic Center, Toledo, OH

Villa del Monte, Seaside, CA

Wallingford Railroad Station [Yale class project], Wallingford, CT

Washburn Houses, Pacific Grove, CA

Watkins Glen Development Plan ["Watkins Glen Tomorrow"], Watkins Glen, NY

Watkins Glen Marina, Watkins Glen, NY

Watkins Glen Pier and Pavilion, Watkins Glen, NY

Watkins Glen Seneca Market, Watkins Glen, NY

Watkins Glen State Park [including Timespell], Watkins Glen, NY

Weltner House and pottery studio, Haddam, CT

Wernick Offices [unbuilt], Bristol, CT

West Plaza Condominium, Coronado, CA

Weyerhauser Demonstration House, Kansas City, MO

Whitman Village, Huntington, NY

Williams College Museum of Art, Phase I and II, Williamstown, MA

Williams College: Charles Moore exhibit, Williamstown, MA

Wolfe [Robert T.] Housing for the Elderly, New Haven, CT

Wooster Street Housing Redevelopment Project B-19, New Haven, CT

Worcester Polytechnic Institute [WPI] Campus Plan, Worcester, MA

Wrexham Hall

Xanadune, St. Simon Island, GA

Yale Mathematics Building Competition, New Haven, CT

Yurko House
Guide to the Centerbrook Architects and Planners Records
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July 2008
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Finding aid written in English.

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