IAS Campus Lands

Campus & Lands

george f kennan ias
“I think that the Institute Woods have a symbolic significance which ought not and must not be ignored. ... I have lived in the proximity of these woods for nearly half a century. They are a source of inspiration and restoration, and were they to disappear it would be like the disappearance of an old, beloved, and respected friend.”

From its earliest days, the Institute for Advanced Study recognized the importance of land and location to its ultimate success. The Institute was designed to be a true academic village, a residential community with an eye toward offering informal meeting places for visiting Members.