Yale University – Divinity School

The Sterling Divinity Quadrangle Adaptive Reuse Project involved a labyrinth of 17 buildings on 21 different levels. Every one of these buildings was affected by this ambitious reconstruction and adaptive reuse program.

Client:   Yale University
Designer:  R.M. Kliment & Frances Halsband Architects
Size:  162,000 SF

Project Features

  • Complete interior renovations of all buildings including new roofing.
  • Work at the Northeast interior included mechanical and acoustical improvements for a 16,000 SF Yale School of Music practice facility.
  • An additional floor was added to the former gymnasium at the Southeast Wing.
  • The Divinity School library, including the Rare Book Collection, was outfitted with a sophisticated humidity and temperature control system as well as a Preaction Sprinkler System.
  • New multi-level pedestrian connectors between buildings.
  • Eight new stairwells, and five elevators constructed to link all buildings within the Quadrangle.
  • Careful craftsmanship required to restore the beautiful old buildings.
  • Reconstruction of the entire campus utility infrastructure.
  • Four phases of construction, spanning two years.
  • Awards:  AIA/CT Design Award for Historic Preservation/Restoration, Build Connecticut Award for Large Restoration Project, Design Honor Award from the Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art, and Architecture

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