Quinnipiac University's main campus in Hamden, Connecticut
 

Centerbrook Designed Campus Ranked Among the Best

Published on November 15th, 2009

The leading national publication that evaluates American colleges has credited Quinnipiac University’s campus and new facilities designed by Centerbrook Architects as among the key reasons for its prominent rating. U.S. News & World Report’s 2010 Best Colleges Issue ranks Quinnipiac in the top ten of northern universities offering a full range of undergraduate and master-level programs, citing it as having made the most promising and innovative changes in academics, faculty, campus and facilities.

Centerbrook Architects partner Jeff Riley has been the school’s architect since 1979 and has designed more than 50 buildings at Quinnipiac, including residence halls, classrooms, student and recreation centers, sports facilities, and graduate centers. The school’s York Hill Campus in Hamden, Connecticut opened this fall and will house 1,800 students. Designed by Centerbrook and home to the TD Bank Sports Center, York Hill was recently profiled in The New York Times, which highlighted its sustainable design approaches such as a 25-turbine wind farm that is integrated into the heart of the campus.

The 2010 Princeton Review recommended Quinnipiac as among the 371 best colleges in the nation, quoting extensively from a survey of some 325 of the school students. Among the comments was this one: “The dorms as well as the campus are gorgeous.”

The projects that Riley and Centerbrook have designed include: the Lender School of Business Center, which houses the Ed McMahon Mass Communications Center; School of Law Center; Arnold Bernhard Library; and the Echlin School of Health Sciences Center.