CCSU Social Sciences Hall

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This new academic building merges general classrooms and faculty offices with social gathering spaces

New Britain, CT
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, as well as provides new green areas.

The building’s facades respond to adjacent historic structures and are arranged to frame a series of gardens and courtyards that include native plantings, rain gardens, and a storm water detention system feature. The exterior design respects the materials of surrounding campus buildings and complies with CCSU design standards, generally requiring brick veneer, precast highlights, punched window openings, and copper roofing.

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