Southern Connecticut State University, Health & Human Services Building

New Haven, Connecticut


Southern Connecticut State University


94,750 sq.ft.

Total Cost


Completion Date


The demand for well-trained health and human services (HHS) professionals has never been greater, and increasingly, these professionals are called upon to work together to best serve their patients, clients, and communities.

The new Southern Connecticut State University Health & Human Services Building delivers on an overarching university goal to promote interdisciplinary teaching and research while dramatically enhancing the student experience across a variety of health-related fields.

The four-story project consolidates multiple HHS departments from across campus into one multi-departmental interdisciplinary building providing a home for the program’s students and faculty. The new building houses the School of Nursing and most departments within the college, including communication disorders, health & movement sciences, public health, recreation, tourism, sport management, and health systems & innovation.

Collaboration and engagement with the state, university, and design firms identified key goals to strengthen the sense of place while enlivening the learning experience to fulfill Southern Connecticut’s master plan and vision for the campus.

Additional Information

Associated Firm

Salas O’Brien (MEP Engineer); MHA (Structural Engineer); Shen Milsom & Wilke (Technology Consulting); Richter & Cegan (Landscape Consultant)

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2023 Architectural Portfolio

Interior category

Healthcare Facilities/Teaching Hospitals

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