Connecticut Education

S/L/A/M Breaks Ground on Conn. State University Residence Hall


CCSU Rendering courtesy of The S/L/A/M Collaborative, Inc.

Glastonbury, CT –  Central Connecticut State University recently broke ground on $82 million, design-build residence hall. The S/L/A/M Collaborative, Inc. designed the 220,000sf, 640-bed design-build project, which will be one of the largest residence halls on a Connecticut State University System campus and the first new residence hall on campus in the past 10 years.

Dimeo Construction of Providence, R.I. is the design-builder.

“The project is large, but broken down into comfortable student neighborhoods of 30 students,” SLAM principal-in-charge, Kevin Herrick, AIA explained during the recent groundbreaking, noting that, “student suites vary in size and bed count allowing for a diverse offering.”

He described the project as being rooted in strong campus aesthetic guidelines. “The brick, roof forms and general massing are very much at home on this campus. Interior spaces are warm and inviting to create a sense of residence, critical to the building’s longevity and future recruitment possibilities.”

The new residence hall, designed to LEED™ Silver standards is expected to be completed in 2015. It has eight stories and includes residential life offices, fitness and conferencing facilities. Each floor has common study, living and cooking facilities.