New Haven, CT
An atrium forms the heart of a new academic building at Albertus Magnus College, highlighted by a statue of St. Albert the Great, the college’s namesake, conceived and designed by Barry Svigals.
This facility provides classrooms and laboratory spaces for Chemistry, Biology, Technology and Education. The atrium opens to a courtyard that provides a link to the existing Walsh Hall which was newly renovated as a part of the project. Walsh Hall now houses a new arts studio and gallery, as well as the small chapel.
Part of the complexity was the construction phasing that allowed for Walsh to be in continuous operation while the new building was constructed. A 1960s addition was removed and the former carriage house was restored to its original condition. The courtyard was created providing a reflective space that is resonant with a fundamental mission of the college, the inner spiritual life in service in the outer world.
Location: New Haven, CT, US
My Role: Architect