University of Vermont

Projects : teaching  
University of Vermont
New STEM Building Complex
Burlington, VT
194,000 gsf new; 24,000 gsf renovations

Ellenzweig is providing programming, lab planning, and architectural design of a new STEM Building Complex to serve the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences. The four-phase project consists of a new 100,000 gsf laboratory building, demolition of two outmoded science and classroom buildings, a new 85,000 gsf classroom building, and renovations to Votey Hall of Engineering. The project will provide new, fully integrated research and teaching laboratories, lab support, classrooms, meeting and student spaces, and offices for Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, and Psychology. The new lab and classroom buildings will connect via a glass link, and a new bridge will connect Votey Hall’s third floor with the second floor of the laboratory wing, resulting in a STEM complex that integrates a variety of science and engineering disciplines in one central campus location.

Sited in the heart of the University’s historic campus, the new complex respectfully complements the traditional aesthetic of its neighbors. A new outdoor courtyard provides space for outdoor seating and gathering, as well as a terraced outdoor "classroom" benefiting from the gentle slope west of the courtyard. The project is designed to achieve a minimum of LEED Silver certification.

Ellenzweig is serving as Design Architect and Lab Planner in a collaboration with Freeman French Freeman, Architect of Record.