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Home for Innovation. Room to Grow.

The University of Hartford is constructing a new academic building that will transform the campus and meet the needs of high-caliber, dedicated, and deserving students for years to come.

The centerpiece of the project is a 60,000-square-foot academic building in the academic quad. The building will house new, specialized, and technology-rich facilities for our growing programs in the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture; and the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions. The project includes renovations to two existing spaces—Dana and UTC Halls—and will also account for the increased need of classroom space for many general education courses offered through the College of Arts and Sciences.

The placement of the building intentionally creates a series of gathering spaces around the building and across the quad, which is so large that we rarely seize the opportunity to utilize this space. A green roof will aesthetically blend the building with the surrounding environment, while showcasing the many environmentally friendly features contained within. 

Updates and Announcements

Building Renderings

View interior and exterior renderings for the new building.

Students Make Their Mark

Watch the video of the final beam installation.

Construction Progress

The building is on track to open next fall. See the progress through video and photography.

An Investment in Our Future
Gregory Woodward, President

As part of President Woodward's Vision 2019 initiative, the University aims to completely upgrade campus by expanding facilities and programs at the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions, and the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture.

This building will transform the overall landscape of our campus and our future. We're making an investment in ourselves, while meeting the needs of dedicated and deserving students for years to come.

A State-of-the-Art Facility

OPENING Fall 2021

When the University moved to remote instruction in March, the site in the center of campus consisted of little more than piles of dirt. Now, the steel frame is up and the outline of the building is quickly taking shape. Since spring, crews from Whiting-Turner construction company have relocated the underground utilities, built the foundation wall, and are now erecting the steel frame.

Over the next two to three months, crews will be working on the exterior “envelope,” finishing the building’s exterior cladding, siding and roofing. The overall project also includes renovations to Dana Hall and United Technologies Hall—construction is expected to start in the summer or fall of 2021. 

Building Tomorrow's Professionals