Connecticut College Shain Library

As part of a $9.1M makeover, the private liberal arts college renovated its 100,000 square-foot library and added a new, 600 square-foot addition to the front entrance and front façade. A 24-hour student café with new outdoor patio gathering space was also  added. Renovations inside the building were focused on collaboration spaces and circulation areas with the mission of creating a more user-friendly study environment with state-of-the-art tools and services for the student body.

STV|DPM Project Executive, Mark DuPre’ and Senior Project Planner, Janet Wheeler provided the onsite support and worked closely with all members of the project team, which included Schwartz/Silver Architects, Inc. and KBE Building Corporation.
This is STV|DPM’s second engagement with Connecticut College.  DPM initially oversaw the renovation of the 25,500-square-foot New London Hall and attached 3,200-square-foot greenhouse, as well as the construction of a 13,600-square-foot addition to the building. Best practices of sustainability were implemented and the college earned LEED NC Gold Certification from the USGBC.

Recipient of the ENR 2015 Award of Merit for Renovation/Restoration.