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Project Type



Student Residence

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Storrs, CT

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University of Connecticut

The Details

NextGen Hall contains residential spaces, offices for Residential Life and First Year Programs & Learning Communities staff, and spaces for academic success, innovation and community building.

These spaces include a Learning Community Innovation Zone makerspace, idea lab, NextGen Forum for programs and events and dedicated community spaces for students and faculty.

The building is sited at the top of the Hilltop area of campus, between existing Ellsworth and Garrigas Halls. Its massing and orientation are modulated to respond to the scale and form of Ellsworth and Garrigas through plan manipulation and wing heights. The facade is articulated to reduce the scale of the building at the pedestrian courtyard, while trumpeting the university’s commitment to science, technology, engineering and mathematics from the top of the hill.

  • Exterior daytime view of a multi-level college campus building with a brick facade. A student walks along a walkway lined with trees and bushes in front of the building.
  • Exterior daytime view of courtyard area at a college campus. Large campus buildings with brick facades surround a courtyard area with grass and planters. Students are walking amongst the courtyard.
  • View of a student sitting on a banquette near an open column wall in a corridor of a college campus building.
Interior photo of a student lounge area at a college campus. Low level modular seating is seen with students sitting and talking. On the far wall, large glass walls/windows are seen overlooking a courtyard.

Student lounge - ground floor level

Student lounge - upper level