Quinnipiac Campus is Conference Topic

July 26th, 2011

Centerbrook Partner Jefferson B. Riley, FAIA, and two senior officials from Quinnipiac University will lead an illustrated presentation about the development of the school’s campus at the annual convention of the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) on Tuesday, July 26th at 3:30PM in National Harbor, MD. Titled “Quinnipiac University: One Vision, One Architect, Three Campuses,” the session will explain how the institution has grown exponentially and yet managed to achieve an extraordinary level of aesthetic harmony.

Joseph Rubertone, Quinnipiac Associate Vice President for Facilities Administration, and Dr. Patrick Healy, Vice President for Finance and Administration, will join Riley in telling the story of the Quinnipiac campus from 1977 to the present. The university’s campuses are located in Hamden and North Haven, Connecticut. Centerbrook has been the architect for more than 45 projects at Quinnipiac University over the past 34 years.

The session will describe how a shared vision has been responsible for successfully transforming Quinnipiac into a highly active modern campus environment. It also will highlight specific architectural interventions that, together with this shared vision, have produced a distinct sense of place, one with an underlying richness and diversity typically reserved for institutions with a much longer history. These elements encompasss built and natural campus features that contribute to the student experience, including the relationship of academic buildings, residential neighborhoods, wooded and formal outdoor spaces, paths and roadways, and gateways from one sector of campus to another. For more details on the convention, visit www.scup.org/page/annualconf/46.

Founded in 1929 as a small two-year school, Quinnipiac today is a major university with 5,700 undergraduates and 2,500 graduate students – and is in the process of establishing a new medical school that Centerbrook is designing. National ranking surveys that place it in the top tier of American higher education frequently cite the allure of its campus and modern facilities.

Established in 1965, SCUP is a community of senior, higher education leaders who are involved in campus planning.