In this men’s dormitory, Maybeck was reasonably free to use all the building materials he wanted, but the concrete roof was not used here. The framing of the concrete staircase, however, is remarkable. This two-story dormitory reflects the scale of cottages on a country roadside. The roof tiles evidence Maybeck’s first experiments with coloristic effects, repeated in varied patterns on the roofs of other residence halls. The College recently replaced at great expense the Buck House tile roof, using tile similar to the material found on the original roof.

Maybeck at Principia Anderson Hall Brooks House Buck House Howard House Rackham Court Sylvester House
Chapel Mistake House Morey Field House Radford House Watson Building