A Boston architectural firm announced Friday that it has designed an addition and renovations for ’s New London Hall as part of the process to expand the science facility.
Payette Inc. said it will increase the hall, which was built in 1914, to 49,913 square feet. The new facility will include a modernized greenhouse, electron microscopy suite, teaching and research laboratories, classrooms and social spaces, and house the biology, botany and computer science departments. The company also plans to achieve LEED Silver certification, which is awarded for sustainable building practices.
“The proportions and form of the New London Hall addition respectfully emulate the existing historical building, while the exterior materials of the terracotta tiles, louvers and curtain wall reflect a forward-looking spirit,” the company said in a press release.
Connecticut College broke ground for the $20 million renovation and expansion of New London Hall last spring. KBE Building Corp. of Farmington is expected to begin construction on the addition in May and complete it in the fall of 2012.