In Response to: On the Campus: New South

The caption of Ricardo Barros’ beautiful photograph of New South (On the Campus, April 10) says “the design …  has not won much affection over the years.” As an architectural student who worked in the building and now a practicing architect, I have always admired the clear geometric integrity  of the modernist Edward Larrabee Barnes design. It has worn well over  the years in spite of the unfortunate  infill of the open plaza at its base,  which interrupted views to and from  the building and compromised the reading of an elevated “jewel box” on  a columned portico. In my opinion, it  is a significant design and worthy  of affection.

Michael J. Mills ’73
Princeton, N.J.