Eastern Connecticut State University
Goddard Hall and Communications Building Renovation

Willimantic, CT

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

 Goddard Hall Lounge

Goddard Hall Lounge

The Communications Building is home to the University’s Communications Department. Providing the department with high tech mass media instruction spaces, it includes a renovated television studio and radio station in addition to general classrooms, 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.

Entry improvements to the Communications Building increase the Department’s visual presence on campus. Interior improvements across the two buildings seek to create a unified design and enhance the student experience. 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.

 Goddard Hall Section

Goddard Hall Section


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


 Communications Lobby

Communications Lobby

 Radio Station

Radio Station

 Communications Lecture Hall

Communications Lecture Hall


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