The 285,000 gross square foot Gant Science Complex will be renovated to accommodate current and future University needs in response to growing student enrollment in STEM programs. These improvements will include classrooms, lecture halls, teaching and research laboratories, faculty offices and support spaces. Exterior site and plaza areas will be improved to make them more inviting and accessible to the campus community. The building envelope (facades and roofs) will be reconstructed to provide a more attractive waterproof skin with better energy performance.
The renovations will be phased to provide sequential relocation of building occupants as reconstruction progresses. The University Data Center will remain in operation throughout the course of construction. Design began in Summer 2015 and phased construction is anticipated to begin in Spring 2017 and be complete in Summer 2022. The renovations will conform to Connecticut High Performance Building Code regulations and is registered as a LEED-certified project with a target of Gold.