This is a walkway outside of Kroon Hall, home of the Yale University Forestry Department. Locally-based Centerbrook Architects & Planners acted as the Executive Architects in collaboration with Design Architects, Hopkins Architects of London and an all-star team of consultants. The building comprises 68,800 sq ft and was completed January 2009. This walkway features the same red oak paneling that is used to cover much of the inside detail.
Kroon Hall is Yaleâ€™s greenest building - In February 2010, the U.S. Green Building Council awarded Kroon Hall LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum certification. The building was awarded 59 pointsâ€”7 more than required for the top rating of Platinum status. It is designed to use 50 percent of the energy of a comparably sized, efficient modern building.
I promised not to muck with the photos. No cropping, etc. However, I forgot how badly photographs like this need perspective correction, especially with a wide-angle lens. Scaling resulted in a 10% loss of border, so if I am not mistaken this is 11mm cropped in to approximately the FOV of 12mm... perhaps I have that wrong. PTLens used for perspective correction.