UCONN Downtown Hartford Campus

About

THIS PROJECT

The University of Connecticut returns home with the Downtown Hartford Campus project, which is a 180,000 SF mixed-use building. The facility includes 161,000 SF of academic space and 19,000 SF of core and shell retail space. This building replaced the current campus and provides all academic services, including:

  • 23 classrooms
  • Staff and faculty offices
  • Three computer labs
  • Five science teaching labs
  • Conference and meeting rooms
  • Three-story grand atrium
  • Large student lounge
  • Collaboration spaces
  • Student services offices

The existing portion of the project was previously the Hartford Times Building, which was built in 1920. The existing granite columns and other decorative façade elements originated as part of the New York Presbyterian church in New York City. This church was dismantled in 1920 and these key elements were floated up the Connecticut River and installed in as part of the Hartford Times Building. This front terrace of the building has been the backdrop for four presidential speeches by Truman, Johnson, Eisenhower and Kennedy.

PROJECT OVERVIEW

LOCATION:
Hartford, Connecticut
Northeast

CLIENT:
HB Nitkin Group

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500,000

MANHOURS

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1920

BUILDING ORIGINALLY CONSTRUCTED

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4

PRESIDENTS SPOKE FROM THE BUILDING

Historic elements included the shoring of the façade while demolishing the back of the building, followed by construction of the new building to tie into the façade. The existing building portion of the project includes a significant exterior restoration, including:

  • Custom replicated terracotta cornice and frieze elements
  • Aluminum windows to replicate the original aesthetic
  • Structural upgrades to align with the new seismic codes
  • Substantial masonry and wood restoration

This project won the following awards:

  • 2017 CREW CT – Best in Class Educational Project
  • 2017 CREW CT – People's Choice Award
  • 2017 Connecticut Preservation Award from the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation

This project is pursuing LEED® Gold certification.

Project

GALLERY

Higher Education National Leader
Ed Joffe
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Historical National Leader
Valerie Cascio
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