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Admissions and Career Services Center

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Institution Name: Trinity College (CT)
Original/Historic Place Name: Admissions and Career Services Center
Location on Campus: north of Chapel
Date(s) of Construction:
2001original construction Bohlin, Peter Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
Designer: Peter Bohlin and Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Contemporary (Glossary)
Significance: architecture, education
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Materials:
Foundation: concrete
Walls: stone
Roof: unknown
 
Function:
2001-present (2006)admissions office (and career services)
 

Narrative:
The Admissions and Career Services Center, along with the Summit Tower and Suites and the Library and Information Technology Center, are the result of an ambitious building campaign that began during the presidency of Evan S. Dobelle (1995-2001). Associated with this initiative was the development of a campus master plan by Cooper Robertson Architects of New York. The three buildings reflect the College's bold decision to dispense with Gothic precedent and build modern buildings that still blend in with their Gothic context. The Admissions and Career Services Center holds pride of place in its location just to the north of the College Chapel. Architect Peter Bohlin chose the same materials as the Chapel, as well as some modern materials like stainless steel, and created a powerful design in its own right. The building provides an independent home for the Admissions Office for the first time.
 

References:

"Newest Trinity Building Dedicated to Serving Students and Alumni," Trinity Reporter 32, no. 2 (2001). Trinity College, Hartford, CT, 2.

Dixon, John Morris. "Campus = Context: The Context of a University Campus Building Reaches Beyond Physical Relationships to Include the Institution's Mission and Its Place in the Wider World." Architecture 92 (October 2003): 41-43.

Sullivan, C. C. "Trinity College: Admissions and Career Services Center, Hartford, Connecticut, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson." Architecture 92 (October 2003): [50-51].

 

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