University of New Hampshire, College of Engineering & Physical Sciences at Kingsbury Hall

Durham, New Hampshire

  • FIRM

    Rothman Partners

  • CLIENT

    University of New Hampshire

  • AREA

    110,927 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $23,644,000.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    1/1

The renovations and additions for the College of Engineering & Physical Sciences at Kingsbury Hall are intended to address three fundamental issues: invest the complex building with the diversified spaces and technologies; create a prominent and distinguished presence to the south along McDaniel Drive; and reinvigorate the front of the existing structure along ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONASSOCIATED FIRMPaulien & AssociatesCOST PER SQ FT$213.00FEATURED IN2000 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYWork in Progress Road.

The design concept establishes a new edge at the south side of the site by building a laboratory wing and an office wing. Selective demolitions at the south and east, and a number of insertions and facade modifications at the north will shift the emphasis to a new main entry. As a result, two major public spaces are created: an indoor paved court (the commons) and an outdoor landscaped courtyard.

The plan organizes the program according to function: in the existing building to the north—classrooms and seminar rooms; in the existing west wing—faculty offices and student support; connected to this wing at the south—a new building, also for faculty offices and student support spaces; and completing the south edge of the site—a new building for teaching laboratories. A two-story science library at the center of the block acts as a bridge between the north and south buildings.

Note: Area = Phase 1 addition: 110,927 sq. ft., Phase 2 renovation: 111,217 sq. ft., Phase 3 new addition: 7.295 sq. ft.; Total cost = Phase 1 new addition: $23,644,000, Phase 2 renovation: $16,072,000, Phase 3 new addition: $2,277,000; Cost/Sq. ft. = Phase 1 new addition: $213, Phase 2 renovation: $145, Phase 3 new addition: $312

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