It was prepared by five students under the guidance of Professor Eva-Lisa Pelkonen. The exhibition includes drawings, plans, photographs and letters by Ero Saarinen, kept in the collection of the university.
The curators' attention was focused on the development process of the ice hockey arena architect, David S. Ingalls. Along with the TWA terminal at the J.F. Kennedy Airport in New York and the Memorial Arch in St. Louis, the structure with the original awning is one of the brightest buildings in Saarinen. Also within the framework of the exhibition, a symposium was held on the theme of the influence of the master on US architecture.
The son of Finnish architect Eliel Saarinen, Ero (1910-1961) graduated from Yale University with a degree in architecture in 1934. Later, he designed buildings for the campus of this educational institution: in particular, the aforementioned Ingalls hockey stadium, nicknamed the "Yale Whale", as well as Morse and Ezra Styles colleges.