Engineering modernization to meet STEM need
Storrs, CT, USA
Gant Science Complex
The Gant Science Complex is undergoing a significant renovation to meet UConn’s rising student enrollment in STEM programs. Initially built in the 1970s, the complex needs renovations to address its physical deterioration. The complex includes faculty offices, research and teaching labs, classrooms, and computer facilities for the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Molecular and Cell Biology, and Physics departments, and houses the University’s primary data center.
Designed to LEED Gold standards, the renovations took place over three separate phases to allow for continuous occupation of spaces within the facility while maintaining the operation of the data center, which serves the entire University. It will feature all new MEP systems, including emergency power, thermal, lab gases, lab air, and helium capture.
Due to its centrality on campus, close coordination between our civil and site utility engineers was necessary throughout the renovation of this widely-used building.
300,000 square feet