New college rendering

Alumni on hand for Yale reunions over the next few weeks will have a chance to see a large-scale model and blown-up renderings of the proposed new residential colleges. (Click here for a slideshow.)

University President Richard Levin said in a phone interview that the materials would be made available to alumni so that they could evaluate the plans for themselves — and start thinking about donating funds to support the project. Levin confirmed that the renderings revealed by the News earlier this month are the same ones that Yale will put on display for its graduates. The model and sketches, he said, may be put up in the nave of Sterling Memorial Library.

Some alums, though, have already seen these materials. The University began showing the plans, designed by School of Architecture Dean Robert A.M. Stern ARC ’65, to top donors in April.

(Photo: Jeff Stikeman)