The new Rubenstein Commons building at the Institute for Advanced Study, designed by Steven Holl Architects, stands in stark contrast to the explicitly functionalist forms of other modern buildings on campus: the Member housing, designed by Marcel Breuer, or even the welcoming but austere (what’s known as “brutalist”) spaces of the dining hall, designed by Robert Geddes.

Gustavo Dudamel and Frank Gehry

On April 25, 2019, architect Frank Gehry and conductor Gustavo Dudamel met at the Institute for Advanced Study to have a public conversation on "the intersection of music, architecture, and design."