Inspiring Research, Scholarship and Teaching Excellence
Oak Hall, University of Connecticut
Designed to encourage cutting-edge research and enable students and faculty to make discoveries vital to UConn's mission as a public research institution, Oak Hall opened at the start of the 2012-2013 academic year.
Centrally located on campus, the new facility is now home to UConn's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
The new building houses faculty offices, meeting space and classrooms, and a 200-seat auditorium for the University’s economics; journalism; languages, cultures and literatures; linguistics; and political science departments. The S-shaped facility has five wings and is outfitted with high-tech audiovisual capability, including large projection screens and wireless technology in every classroom.
Part of the new wave of environmentally-friendly buildings on campus, Oak Hall achieved LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. Its sustainable design features include:
The design and construction of Oak Hall has helped revitalize the University's main campus with modern design aesthetics paired with sustainable building methods.
Leers Weinzapfel Associates
Size / Cost
132,000 SF / $43.7 million
Connecticut Green Building Council Award
Mechanical, electrical, plumbing/fire protection and technology design