The architect's appointment as the Dean of the Yale School of Architecture created the need for a residence which could also serve as a setting for informal discussion and conversation. A third-story walk-up duplex with a commanding view of the New Haven Green at the front, and an equally compelling view toward its opposite at the back, the helical ramps of a parking garage, the loft was renovated in a simple language to set off a collection of 20th century art and furniture. A coming home of sorts for the architect, the loft is an homage to the designers who inspired him in his student days at Yale, for the benefit of today's students. The art — including wallpapers by Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein — was mostly acquired in the late 1960s, shortly after the architect established his independent practice in New York. The furnishings are a roll call of classics by LeCorbusier, Mies van der Rohe, Alvar Aalto, Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson, and Eero Saarinen, to which were added the more recent work of Robert Venturi, Norman Foster, and others, as well as unusual work of collaboration between Jules Leleu and Jean Prouvé from the 1950s.