4,400 acres, 1,780 hectares
Engineering, Building Systems Consulting, Campus Planning, Landscape Architecture, Master Planning, Programming, Urban Planning and Design
adaptive re-use, campus landscape, campus master plan, campus planning, civil engineering, green infrastructure, land planning, landscape architecture, landscape for stormwater control, low-impact development, planning, stormwater management, sustainability, sustainable master planning, town gown, transit-oriented development, urban design, urban planning, walkable community
The University of Connecticut entered the 21st century committed to renewing its physical infrastructure, and looked to SmithGroupJJR to help guide the process. As a result, UConn has a big-picture trajectory guided by cutting-edge green principles.
For over a decade, SmithGroupJJR worked with UConn on comprehensive master plans for its main campus, its regional campuses, and all institutional land holdings. The resulting $2.3 billion investment adds nearly 2 million square feet of new and renovated facilities across eight campuses.
Recognizing the environmental impact associated with such phenomenal growth, SmithGroupJJR’s Sustainable Design Guidelines address virtually every element of campus development – adding another layer of transformative impact on university growth and culture. A Director of Environmental Policy and senior advisory group now lead campus sustainability efforts. From the first university athletic facility in the U.S. to go for LEED certification to its innovative water conservation strategies, UConn has become progressive leader in sustainable campus development.