University of Connecticut—Storrs, Chemistry Building

Storrs, Connecticut

  • FIRM

    Centerbrook Architects


    University of Connecticut—Storrs

  • AREA

    200,000 sq.ft.





This new 200,000-square-foot, five-story building is the first of several buildings for the university’s new technology quad, which centralizes the science and engineering programs on campus. It is the lead project in the university’s $1 billion rebuilding program known as UCONN 2000.

The university requested that the building serve as a gateway to the new quad, and ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY2,472COST PER SQ FT$228.68FEATURED IN1999 Architectural Portfolio it combine modern and traditional building forms with gabled roofs. Thus, the building’s image shows the influence of a number of buildings in and around the campus.

The chemistry building incorporates nine graduate and undergraduate divisions including analytical, inorganic, organic, physical, polymer, environmental analytical, general chemistry, materials and biological chemistry, and includes research labs for 30 professors and 150 graduate and post-graduate students. The building has four wings for administration, teaching and research laboratories and lecture halls. These wings are linked by a four-story atrium space.

Photographer: ©Norman McGrath