CCSU Social Sciences Hall

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Location
New Britain, CT
Completion
2013
Size
75,000 sf
Project Team
At Burt Hill
Koos Louw, Principal-in-Charge
Ed Bourget, Project Manager and Project Architect
 
Gilbane Building Company, Construction Manager
BVH Integrated Services, Civil, Structural, MEP/FP

The new academic building at Central Connecticut State University serves as home to the departments of anthropology, history, political science, sociology, and geography. The building is centrally located between Barnard, Markus White, Sanford, and Davidson Halls and ties together upper and lower quad areas, while also providing a new green area at the current location of a service road.

The building’s facades respond to adjacent historic structures and are arranged to frame a series of gardens and courtyards which include features such as native plantings, rain gardens, and a storm water detention system. The exterior design respects the materials of surrounding campus buildings and CCSU design standards. The design team worked with CCSU to select sustainable interior finishes and furnishings to support a variety of flexible teaching environments.

The building is LEED Gold Certified and meets the new Connecticut High Performance Building Standards.

© Christian Phillips Photography
© Christian Phillips Photography
© Christian Phillips Photography
© Christian Phillips Photography