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University of New Haven Unveils Plans for Major Expansion in Time for Centennial in 2020

The centerpiece of the University’s “Building for Success” campaign is the development of the Bergami Center for Science, Technology, and Innovation, a 44,000 square-foot-facility that will feature engineering and science labs, collaborative classrooms, and communications studios.

July 23, 2018

Rendering of the Bergami Center for Science, Technology, and Innovation
The Bergami Center for Science, Technology, and Innovation will feature a makerspace, state-of-the-art science classrooms, communications studios, advanced “smart” classrooms, an atrium/café, and space for multidisciplinary student and faculty collaboration. It will be located adjacent to Buckman Hall in the space formerly occupied by the Kaplan parking lot.

Building for Success logo

The University of New Haven announced it will renew, rebuild, and re-envision its main campus as the University approaches its Centennial in 2020.

Originally founded on the Yale Campus in 1920, the University is undertaking an unprecedented building program, called Building for Success.

“Our robust program of renovations and new construction will change the central campus to enhance not only the quality of the academic offerings but the quality of our community,” University President Steven H. Kaplan said.

“The program is re-envisioning the campus to reflect the entire student experience – one built into classrooms, housing, and social spaces, as well as the ways in which members of the University community, guests, and visitors move through and around the campus.” President Kaplan

The centerpiece of the program is construction of the Bergami Center for Science, Technology, and Innovation, a 44,000-square-foot, three-story building that will house engineering and science labs, a 3D visualization technology suite, collaborative classrooms, and space for the Communication, Film, and Media Studies Department. A soaring, light-filled atrium within the building will serve as additional collaborative and interaction space.

In addition, the University is renovating a 38,000-square-foot building at One Care Lane adjacent to campus to serve as a research center. The building will include space for advanced student studies, such as the Center for Analytics, as well as additional research labs and project space for students.

The University is also making significant upgrades to Dodds Hall, including upgrades to science laboratories, as well as renovations to residence halls and athletics facilities that will enrich the experience for student-athletes and fans.

The University is also investing in enhancements to its parking and transportation programs, greening the campus, and improving pedestrian and bicycle travel ways.