Enriching the Arts & Sciences
Art and Science Building, Northwestern Connecticut Community College
Across the Still River from the main campus, this is where many students spend a good portion of each day. The design and construction team created a new 32,000-SF facility for NCCC’s science and art departments housing art studios; faculty offices and accessory/support areas; science classrooms and lecture halls; chemistry, micro-biology, biology, computer and general laboratories; and associated faculty offices and accessory/support areas.
The project included a new parking area and a new pedestrian bridge over the Still River to provide access from Greenwoods Hall to the new building. The project also included site utility work, which took place while the campus was occupied and in use.
A budget that was several years out of date, a fixed program, and creating a building architecture consistent with the character of its rural, Winsted, Connecticut, setting are among the challenges met by the project team. The campus is located within the Winsted Historic District, and the design included historic components and cooperation with the state historical commission.