The homepage uses a diagram of the building’s section as one gateway to its academic programs, and includes an interactive map of Yale’s interconnected arts campus. Drawing inspiration from the iconic orange carpet inside the school’s historic building, we designed a persistent menu that is also a visual foundation for each page. The site is visually in sync with semesters, taking cues from the changing palette of the school’s popular lecture posters. An area of the site called “the pit” is modeled after the open pinup and critique area in the center of the school’s atrium. It aggregates all the images from the entire website, from student work to travel documentation to faculty photos. Each are linked back to its original context, providing a whole new way to explore the site.