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GC Building History | Part 5 | The Exterior Spaces

Green College Staff

We have taken a journey through many facets of history and memory at the College, but we are far from finished. 

Last week, we explored the name behind Graham in Graham House. This week, we are going back to the character of Green College, specifically the exterior spaces.

When exploring the meaning behind the resident building and rooms, the purpose of the walkways came to light. The architects of Green College designed the walkways in such a particular way as to invite and create conversations in the most unexpected ways.

GC Building History | Part 3 | The Idea

Green College Staff

The Idea.

The last two Fridays we went over the architects behind Green College and the idea behind the buildings.

How did this idea come about and what inspired such a place like Green College.

To answer this question we turn to the medieval English college system “as well as Thomas Jefferson’s academical village at his University of Virginia.”

GC Building History | Part 2 | The Architects

Green College Staff

Last week, we provided a little background on the buildings that make up the College.

But who were the people behind the buildings we live, play and occupy today? What energy, process and thought went into the ideas, creativity and beauty within the buildings that stand the test of time?

We answer those questions today.

The story is not a straightforward one, but like all stories, it’s filled with wonder, missteps and a conclusion.

The Green College Players

Green College Staff

We can’t wait to get back to evenings of live theatre with the Green College Players.

Who are the Green College Players?

The Players is the College's theatrical company that mounts a performance each year, which is acted, directed, produced and designed by members of Green College.

Path to Glory

Green College Staff

Have you walked the Path to Glory? This oil painting of the squash clubhouse that sits next to Green College is titled just that. “Path to Glory” was painted by David Walker (Professor Emeritus in the Department of Chemistry) in 2003.

Unfortunately, David Walker passed away on October 9th, 2020.