Building Duke

The Architectural History of Duke Campus from 1924 to the Present (2018-2019)
Sara Galletti
2018-present | Project Website

Interested in joining the team? Stop by the Bass Connections Projects Fair on Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 between 2:30-5:30PM, attend the Bass Connections Information Session on February 9th, and submit an application by February 16th, 2018, at 5:00PM.

Building Duke is a new three-year initiative that will be implemented in three phases: data collection and organizing (first year); data analysis and interpretation (second year); data output (third year). It will explore the conception, design and construction of the Duke University campus as well as its changes and expansions.The first phase of the project is supported through a Bass Connections Project Grant.

Principal aims are to offer an historical narrative of the physical environment that the Duke community inhabits and to explore the desires and visions that have materialized in the making of the campus. This project is especially relevant at a cultural and political moment when physical space and its historical connotations are at the center of a heated public debate.

The three-year initiative will culminate in a relational database of textual and visual archival material on the architectural history of Duke campus; an interactive digital 3D model of campus developments since the 1920s; a series of multimedia thematic narratives on history of the campus; and a series of augmented reality tours.


Elizabeth Baltes

Nathan Bullock

John H. Edinger

Valerie Gillispie

Hannah L. Jacobs

Amanda Lazarus

Manuela Maggipinto

Mark J.V. Olson

Sarah Riazati

Victoria Szabo

John Taormina

Edward Triplett

Augustus Wendell

Amanda Lazarus

Dana Hogan

Clara Pinchbeck

Cassandra Stecker

Arial Strode

Kerry Rork

Daniella Welton

Priya Parkash

Holly Stam

Dryden Quigley

Ashley Kwon

Valerie Tsao

Maggie Wang


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