The University of New Haven today announced it has undertaken a significant building and renovation program of its main campus as the university approaches its Centennial in 2020.
The university, founded on the Yale Campus in 1920, is undertaking an unprecedented building program, entitled, “Building for Success.”
“Our goal is to create a campus and a community for the decades to come and a physical environment that embodies the dreams and ambitions of our students,” University President Steven H. Kaplan said. “The program is re-envisioning the campus to reflect the entire student experience – classrooms, housing, and social spaces, as well as the ways in which members of the university community, guests, and visitors move through and around the campus.”
The centerpiece of the program is construction of the Bergami Center for Science, Technology, and Innovation, a 44,000-square-foot, three-story building to house engineering and science labs, a 3D visualization technology suite, collaborative classrooms, and space for the Communication, Film, and Media Studies Department. A soaring, light-filled atrium within the building will serve as additional collaborative and interaction space.
In addition, the university is renovating a 38,000-square-foot building adjacent to campus to serve as a research center. The building will include space for advanced student studies, such as the Center for Analytics, as well as additional research labs and project space.
The university is making significant upgrades to its science laboratories, as well as renovations to residence halls and athletics facilities that will enrich the experience for student-athletes and fans.
The university is investing in improvements in parking and transportation programs, landscaping significant areas of the campus, and improving pedestrian and bicycle travel ways.