Synopsis by Alice Day
American colleges and universities have taken their design cues from diverse sources, in some cases, combining ancient influences with modern approaches. In this program, the University of Virginia is examined for its contributions as the first American institution of higher learning, established by Thomas Jefferson. Other structures discussed include buildings at the U.S. Naval Academy, the Air Force Academy, Yale, the University of Chicago, Loyola Law School, and G.M. Tech. Pride of Place: Building the American Dream - The Campus, A Place Apart offers commentary from several architects, including Robert A.M. Stern.