Campus Aerial View

Aerial view of the campus with dates indicating when each building was constructed

Color Key (by architect)

Purple: John Hall Smith
  • 1928: Usen Castle

Red: Hugh Stubbins and Associates
  • 1959: Bernstein-Marcus Administration Building, Gryzmish Center and Irving Presidential Enclave

  • 1970: Usdan Student Center

Yellow: Eero Saarinen
  • 1961: Ridgewood Quad

  • Shapiro and Sherman Halls

Green: Benjamin Thompson (with TAC)
  • 1961: Brown Social Science Center, Lemberg and Schwartz Halls

  • 1961: Mandel Quad: (Olin-Sang American Civilization Center, Golding Judaic Center, Shiffman Humanities Center

  • 1964: East Quad: Hassenfeld-Krivoff Residence Hall, Shapiro Brothers Residence Hall, Rubenstein-Pomerantz Residence Hall

  • 1965: Rabb Graduate Center

  • 1966: Heller-Brown Building

  • 1972: Lown School of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies

Blue: Max Abramovitz
  • 1952: Massell Quad (DeRoy, Renfield and Usen Residence Halls)

  • 1955: The Chapels

  • 1957: Pearlman Hall

  • 1957: Slosberg Music Center

  • 1959: Hassenfeld Conference Center

  • 1959: North Quad (Kutz, Sheffres, Gordon and Reitman Residence Halls)

  • 1961: Rose Art Museum

  • 1961: Ziv Quad

  • 1962: Goldman-Schwartz Fine Arts

  • 1965: Goldfarb Library

  • 1965: Science Complex (Goldsmith, Abelson-Bass-Yalem, Bassine Science Building, Gerstenzang Science Library)

  • 1972: International Business School

  • 1972: Mailman House

  • 1972: Pollack Fine Arts Teaching Center

  • 1973: Rosenstiel Basic Medical Sciences Research Center

  • 1984: Farber Library

Orange: Shepley Bullfinch (with Associates)
  • 1956-58: Science Complex buildings (later replaced by the Rosenstiel Basic Medical Sciences Research Center)

For More Information:

Bernstein, Gerald S. “Designs For a New Campus: Almost Brandeis.” Brandeis Review, Winter 1983.

Bernstein, Gerald S., ed. Building a Campus: An Architectural Celebration of Brandeis University’s 50th Anniversary. Waltham, MA: Brandeis University, 1999.

Harwood, John and Janet Parks. The Troubled Search: The Work of Max Abramovitz. New York: Columbia University, 2004.

Sachar, Abram L. “The Special Character of Brandeis University.” Architectural Record, March 1959: 174-175.