A Piece of Yale's Library is brought back to Life. By David W. Dunlap. New York Times, Dec. 26, 2014. $20 Million renovation with funds donated by Richard Gildner, Yale class of 1954. Helpern Architects, Turner Construction Company. Original designer of the library in the 1920s was James Gamble Rogers. "Stained-glass and ceiling vaults that had all but disappeared under 80 years of grime are back on display at Sterling Memorial Library’s entrance hall, known as the nave." EA.