Project Features:

The 83,000 square-foot Yale Center for British Art was the last building designed by renowned architect Louis Kahn. Great care was taken to preserve the original fabric of the building.

As an example, the building code required additional exit signs, and to help keep the aesthetics of the building consistent, we had them custom made to match the existing 1970’s models. The construction manager was awarded a Connecticut Building Congress Project Team Award for the project.

Project Challenges:

  • Coordinating the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems to t above the ceilings in order to preserve the historic nature of this building.
  • Replaced the original substation while keeping the building powered and occupied.
  • All work was scheduled around moves to keep all the art in the building during the renovation.