The CannonDesign team was pleased to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony for the renovated Yale Sterling Chemistry Laboratory. This opening culminates three years of intense work that drew on integrated expertise from a variety of CannonDesign offices including Boston, Washington DC, St. Louis and New York City.  There has been a very positive response within the Yale community, with the Yale Daily News covering the opening extensively and capturing President Salovey’s remarks.

We are at a moment here at Yale when we will take the excellent science, research, and education we do on campus, especially Science Hill, and move it to a truly outstanding level.

– Peter Salovey, Yale President

Yale’s Sterling Chemistry Lab has undergone a major transformation while preserving the exterior architecture of an historic, 93-year-old building. In a bold approach to sustainability and preservation, the new design carves out the building interior, inserts state-of-the-art chemistry and biology labs, and marries the new STEM environment with the existing building shell. Science is at the forefront of the design and is on display throughout – showing the student body and prospective students Yale’s commitment to STEM education. This renovation will help the University enhance STEM teaching principles through collaborative learning spaces and hands-on approaches to science education.

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The  renovation includes a new roof structure, structural and seismic upgrades, and all-new mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems to support a new multi-science program within the existing 11’ 6” floor-to-floor height. In addition to saving program space, CannonDesign’s efforts brought the project to successful completion one month ahead of schedule and below budget. Originally tracked to achieve LEED Gold, the project is expected to achieve be LEED Platinum certified.

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