Blue Rock completed a two-phase project that delivered a state-of-the-art Library and Information Technology Center to Trinity College in Hartford, CT.
The first phase consisted of a renovation of the existing library building that included two separate structures completed in 1952 and 1977.
The second phase comprised of a 65,000-square-foot, four-story new addition to the existing building linked by a four-story atrium.
One of the central challenges to this project was the need to protect, maintain and often restore the historical and ornate interior finishes while implementing whole-building MEPFP system upgrades.
In addition, the historical restoration had to be implemented and coordinated within the same timeframe as the state-of–the-art upgrades to the existing building. This requirement presented a unique coordination and logistical challenge that the project team met.
Trinity College boasts an inviting and challenging collegiate atmosphere, which includes as part of their mission statement the importance of “an attractive, secure, and supportive campus community that provides students with myriad opportunities for interaction with their peers as well as with the faculty.” Trinity’s Library and Information Technology Center features one of New England’s largest collegiate libraries, with over one million books, 250,000 audiovisual materials, 4,000 periodicals, and computer access to more than two million titles through a library consortium, as well as digital media labs and video conferencing facilities.