The University of Connecticut is contributing to the revitalization of Hartford’s downtown with the construction of its new, mixed-use, neighborhood campus fully integrated within the city’s Front Street District. At the center of the project is the renovation & expansion of the stately, 95-year-old Hartford Times Building on Prospect Street. After nearly a dozen years of vacancy, the building is being restored and incorporated into the new campus development, adding a three-story, naturally-lit atrium and five-story academic tower.
The new facility will accommodate additional classrooms, common spaces, academic department offices, science laboratories, student café/casual dining areas, and retail spaces. Beyond the approximately 230,000 square-foot facility, the students will have access to the cultural and state & government offices in the capital city, including the Hartford Public Library.
Kohler Ronan’s project scope has included comprehensive mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, and technology design systems. Also critical to the project are sustainable design elements including energy and water conservation; the new building is LEED Gold certified.
ARCHITECTRobert A.M. Stern Architects
SIZEOver 230,000 square feet
COST$140 million (est.)
LEEDLEED Gold Certified
AWARDSCongress for the New Urbanism, Charter Award Winner, 2018; Connecticut Preservation Award – Merit Award, 2018; CTGBC Atelier Ten Award of Excellence, 2018
Images: © Peter Aaron/OTTO for Robert A.M. Stern Architects; IT Drawing from Kohler Ronan