Squash Renovations - 41 Wyllys Avenue
The proposed project as 41 Wyllys Avenue will renovate and expand the former squash building into classrooms and faculty offices as illustrated on the attached floor plans. The proposed building will include a seventeen foot addition to the west increasing the building size from 13,000 to 21,000 gross square feet. Plans are for the Career Resource Center to occupy the south half of the first floor and a new second floor mezzanine level in a prominent and very open space plan. Five classrooms and a conference room will occupy the remainder of the first floor and will replace inaccessible classrooms in the Davison Art Center and the Butterfields. The College of Letters and the Art History Departements will be sharing the third floor in a more efficient and accessible configuration which includes shared spaces for administrative support, a conference room and student work areas. Improvements to the existing loading dock area are planned which will replace the overhead doors with something more architectural and improve the overall aesthetics for first impressions from Wyllys Avenue. The project scope includes a new energy efficient mechanical system, reconfiguration of interior spaces, new finishes, fixtures and furniture.
Honored with Platinum LEED designation
This renovation will be constructed to LEED (Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design) Silver standards with the hopes of achieving LEED Gold status.
UPDATE: February 5, 2013, the U.S. Green Building Council certified the former squash facility with a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) “Platinum” designation! The 41 Wyllys project is the fifth LEED Platinum non-residential project in Connecticut, and the first Platinum in the state under the current, and most stringent, version of LEED for New Construction and Major Renovation. According to the Green Building Council, only about 70 buildings in the world have achieved a Platinum rating. Wesleyan scored 80/110 LEED credits, designating it “Platinum.” Read 41 Wyllys’s LEED scorecard online here. Other LEED-certified campus buildings include the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life (gold) and Fauver and Bennet Halls (silver). To read more about this Platinum designation, click here.
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To view final interior presentation 3/29/11, please enter here.
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