The design and construction of this building completes the campus-within-a-campus of the distinguished S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and boldly marks the gateway to Syracuse University. Newhouse III joins two existing structures: Newhouse I (designed by I.M. Pei in 1963) and Newhouse II (designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in 1972). The east façade of Newhouse III takes its cues from the materiality, color, proportions and geometries of Pei’s classically inspired modernist temple, creating a respectful backdrop to the earlier building and completing the plaza of the complex. The Crouse Drive façade in the west, where Newhouse III is unencumbered by historic context, is an iconic, sinuous form. Its gossamer-like glass skin, which changes dramatically in response to varied atmospheric conditions and fills the interiors with light, is a metaphor for accessibility and openness.