Zachs Hillel House Recognized for Modern Contextual Architecture

Expert on Jewish Art and Architecture Calls It “One of the Most Attractive Hillels I've Seen”

Hartford, CT, October 13, 2014 – There is a long tradition of modern architecture in Hillel houses on campuses around the country. Samuel Gruber, on his blog Samuel Gruber’s Jewish Art & Monuments, discussed this tradition and called Trinity’s Zachs Hillel House “one of the most attractive Hillels I’ve seen in my travels.” Gruber, an expert on Jewish art, architecture, and historic sites, lauded the design by architects Leers Weinzapfel Associates and lead architect Natasha Espada. He also mentioned the work of Robert Kirschbaum, Trinity professor of fine arts, whose work hangs in the building. Read more on Gruber’s blog here.