coming. This talk originated from all
the work that has been happening during the Norlin renovation planning. That
project is just beginning, but some of the first steps have involved basic
assessments of our building’s mechanical systems and the uses to which we’re
putting all these different spaces.
And it’s from that second part—what are we doing with the space we
have—that this came. As I took various
architects through the building, we’d often wonder what the original
designers were thinking when they made this decision or that decision. And so finally I just got too curious and
went into Archives and talked to staff in Physical Facilities and got lots of
photos from our Public Information office.
Through that, I’ve come up with this brief architectural history of Norlin