though somewhat off the beaten path, the Deer Isle, Maine, campus is
worth the journey for fans of modernist architecture. Architect Edward
Larrabee Barnes’s original sketch for the Haystack campus shows the
village-like layout. In all, he designed 36 buildings connected by 20,000
square feet of elevated decking. Throughout, Barnes used pine, spruce, and
cedar, building materials rooted in the Maine vernacular, to form his simple
shed-roof structures. The architect earned the coveted Twenty-Five Year
Award from the American Institute of Architects for the Haystack design in
1994, and he received AIA’s Gold Award in 2007, three years after his death.
He is pictured in 1984 (facing page) in New York City, where he practiced.
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