Dimeo Completes Yale Residential Colleges

Awarded the AGC Build Connecticut Award


New Haven, CT – Yale University selected Dimeo Construction Company to partner with the dean of architecture Robert Stern and his firm Robert A.M. Stern Architects to construct the university’s first residential colleges in over a half century.

Fellows lounge

The recently completed project allows for expanded admission and reduction of crowding in the existing residential colleges, all while increasing enrollment by 15%, to approximately 6,000 students.

The project consists of two Collegiate Gothic-style residential colleges with 452 beds each, totaling approximately 550,000sf. The site is bound by Prospect Street, Sachem Street, and the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail.

Each college includes a Head of College House, Deans, and Fellows apartments and Administrative offices, as well as a full dining hall, servery, library, fellows lounge/terraces, and common rooms.

Each college has unique program spaces which include a fitness center, basketball court, dance studios, black box theater, butteries, student kitchens, seminar rooms, computer classrooms, art studios, and music practice rooms. The two colleges are supported by a central kitchen and loading dock.

The colleges are surrounded by courtyards for social and recreational uses, including two courtyards that are above grade and surrounded by student living spaces.

The project was completed in time for occupancy for the fall 2017 semester and was recently awarded the AGC CT 2018 Build Connecticut Award in the CM/GC Large New Construction category.