KVA's Tozzer Building Featured in Architect Magazine

Tozzer Anthropology Building by Kennedy & Violich Architecture Featured in Architect Magazine

Professor Sheila Kennedy’s practice, KVA, was challenged to unify the Harvard Department of Anthropology, previously scattered amongst three buildings across campus, while re-using the existing 1971 building footprint. The design added two new stories under the copper roof volume, created a light well around which the internal programs revolve, and re-used the building's original foundation, campus infrastructure connections, and steel and concrete structure. Unable to re-use the original brick envelope, KVA invented a digitally corbelled brick detail to express a materiality that resonates with the 19th century brick details of the neighboring Peabody Museum.

Ian Volner of Architect Magazine applauds KVA: “… if anyone can find a play on a well-trod material, it’s this team, and their corbelled approach to textured masonry makes Tozzer more than merely contextual—it makes it a piece of architecture.” Read the full article here:, and learn more on KVA’s Tozzer project and practice here: