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Opening ceremonies were held for the 15,800 sq.ft. expansion and the 35,000 sq.ft. renovation to UCONN’s School of Nursing, the largest nursing program in Connecticut. The existing historic Storrs Hall is the oldest brick structure from the historic core of the campus, but lacked a formal entry and identity for the Nursing School. TSKP STUDIO resolved these issues with a one-story addition with a green roof-top plaza. Skylights, a bamboo garden and glass wall flood the interiors with natural light and an overall plan of energy and resource conservation earned the facility LEED Silver Certification.

The architect, TSKP STUDIO, organized instructional spaces around a central lobby which doubles as the home of the Josephine A. Dolan Nursing History Collection and provides the program with an informal central gathering space. The design minimized disruption of the existing program and utility services during construction, and provided the greatest opportunity for maintaining the historical integrity of Storrs Hall. The Widmer Wing provides nursing students with a learning environment tailored to the special needs of nursing education and practice. The facility includes exam rooms, clinical simulation laboratory, and a case-study hall that seats up to 175 people. It is also equipped with high-tech broadcast capabilities, featuring ceiling-mounted pan tilt zoom cameras in eight rooms, enabling students to observe and critique their peers. The Widmer Wing is named in honor of Carolyn Ladd Widmer, a pioneer in nursing education and the school’s first dean.

Client

University of Connecticut

Location

Storrs CT

Size

50,800 sq. ft.

School of Nursing's philosophy

“Proud Past, Bold Future.”

Sustainability Rating

LEED Silver Certified

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School of Nursing - Augustus Storrs Hall and Widmer Wing

1 tskp university of connecticut widmer wing school of nursing exterior detail facade at parking area night time with lighting 1400 xxx q85
2 tskp university of connecticut widmer wing school of nursing interior detail hallway with walls of windows and design elements 1400 xxx q85
3 tskp university of connecticut widmer wing school of nursing exterior detail facade at parking area daytime from pond 1400 xxx q85
4 tskp university of connecticut widmer wing school of nursing exterior detail facade at parking area 1400 xxx q85
5 tskp university of connecticut widmer wing school of nursing interior detail lounge area with historical artifacts 1400 xxx q85
6 tskp university of connecticut widmer wing school of nursing interior detail opposite end of lounge area with wall of windows 1400 xxx q85
7 tskp university of connecticut widmer wing school of nursing interior view of entire lounge space lighting fixtures and furniture 1400 xxx q85
8 tskp university of connecticut widmer wing school of nursing interior lecture hall fixtures furniture equipment ceiling and wall design 1400 xxx q85
9 tskp university of connecticut widmer wing school of nursing interior classroom 1400 xxx q85
10 tskp university of connecticut widmer wing school of nursing interior clinical simulation laboratory 1400 xxx q85
11 tskp university of connecticut widmer wing school of nursing axonometric rendering with layout 1400 xxx q85
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School of Nursing - Augustus Storrs Hall and Widmer Wing

Opening ceremonies were held for the 15,800 sq.ft. expansion and the 35,000 sq.ft. renovation to UCONN’s School of Nursing, the largest nursing program in Connecticut. The existing historic Storrs Hall is the oldest brick structure from the historic core of the campus, but lacked a formal entry and identity for the Nursing School. TSKP STUDIO resolved these issues with a one-story addition with a green roof-top plaza. Skylights, a bamboo garden and glass wall flood the interiors with natural light and an overall plan of energy and resource conservation earned the facility LEED Silver Certification.

The architect, TSKP STUDIO, organized instructional spaces around a central lobby which doubles as the home of the Josephine A. Dolan Nursing History Collection and provides the program with an informal central gathering space. The design minimized disruption of the existing program and utility services during construction, and provided the greatest opportunity for maintaining the historical integrity of Storrs Hall. The Widmer Wing provides nursing students with a learning environment tailored to the special needs of nursing education and practice. The facility includes exam rooms, clinical simulation laboratory, and a case-study hall that seats up to 175 people. It is also equipped with high-tech broadcast capabilities, featuring ceiling-mounted pan tilt zoom cameras in eight rooms, enabling students to observe and critique their peers. The Widmer Wing is named in honor of Carolyn Ladd Widmer, a pioneer in nursing education and the school’s first dean.

Client

University of Connecticut

Location

Storrs CT

Size

50,800 sq. ft.

School of Nursing's philosophy

“Proud Past, Bold Future.”

Sustainability Rating

LEED Silver Certified