Kresge Auditorium at MIT -- Cambridge, Massachusetts (1955)

Done in tandem with the MIT Chapel across the campus green as centerpieces of the center of campus, the auditorium boasts a copper-clad triangular roof supported by a thin shell of concrete. Saarinen was intimately involved in the setup of the concert hall interior, including acoustic “clouds,” wavy structures that hang above the elegant seating area. Photo courtesy Kunal Mukherjee, Creative Commons.  Photo 10 of 10 in Design Icon: Architect Eero Saarinen