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UConn Hartford

Downtown Campus

Description

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 included comprehensive mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, and technology design systems. Also critical to the project was sustainable design elements including optimization of the HVAC system, improving indoor air quality, thermal comfort, and water conservation; the new building is LEED Gold Certified with a 42% reduction in energy consumption.

Details

LOCATION
ARCHITECT
SIZE
COST
COMPLETION
SUSTAINABILITY
AWARDS
Hartford, CT
Robert A.M. Stern Architects
Over 230,000 square feet
$140 million (est.)
2017
LEED Gold Certified
Congress 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

Project Team

Steven V. Lembo

Partner

John O’Connell

Senior Associate

Kevin Czarnecki

Senior Associate