Eastern Connecticut State University
Goddard Hall and Communications Building Renovation

WILLIMANTIC, CT

Communications Mulitpurpose Room

Communications Mulitpurpose Room

Eastern Connecticut State University's (ECSU) Goddard Hall and Communications are two interconnected 1960s and 1970s buildings located in the heart of the ECSU campus. Our comprehensive renovation of these two buildings create improved academic spaces, high tech media studios, student lounge areas, and academic offices for five departments.

Communications is home to the University’s Communications Department and includes high tech, mass media instruction spaces, a renovated television studio and radio station in addition to general classrooms, seminar rooms, a tiered lecture hall and departmental offices. Goddard Hall includes a Kinesiology and Physical Education suite, research suite for the Department of Psychology, general classrooms, and academic departmental offices.

Communications Building Entrance

Communications Building Entrance

Communications Building Lobby

Communications Building Lobby

Seating Area

Seating Area

Entry improvements to Communications increase the Communications Department’s presence on campus and shape an expanded lobby and student lounge area. A consistent interior aesthetic unifies the two buildings. Our design introduced bright colors, graphic floor patterns, contemporary furniture and lighting to create a welcoming and dynamic campus hub. Casual seating areas interspersed throughout the corridors complement the academic spaces and invite students to linger.

The project includes full renovation of building systems, envelope improvements, and is designed to meet or exceed Connecticut’s High Performance Building Standards. Renovation of the Communications Building (Phase 1) opened for the fall 2018 semester. Renovation of Goddard Hall (Phase 2) is underway for a summer 2019 completion.

Corridor

Corridor

A range of student lounge and meeting areas with fresh interior finishes unify the two buildings and enhance the student experience. 

Communications Lecture Hall

Communications Lecture Hall

Seminar Room

Seminar Room

Communications TV Studio

Communications TV Studio

Photos by Robert Benson Photography

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