Yale University — a new home for Engineering and Physical Sciences

New Haven, CT
400,000 square feet
Expected Completion 2029
Type: Academic

Project EUI
70%

reduction in energy use compared to the AIA 2030 baseline

TenBerke, in collaboration with Ballinger, is designing the Upper Science Hill Development (USHD) at Yale University. The 611,000 square-foot complex will be an intellectual hub and world-class environment for quantum science, engineering, and materials initiatives. Located at the northern edge of Yale’s campus in the Science Hill precinct, the project embraces the striking topography of its urban and landscape context and weaves the campus into its surrounding neighborhood.

While the building’s labs will have exacting scientific requirements for which future adaptability is critical, emphasis will also be placed on collaborative common areas and circulation spaces that provide opportunities for exchange and cross-disciplinary understanding, as well as visual and physical connections to the landscape and campus. The building will also embrace the unique topography of Science Hill, and the project will advance the master plan for the landscape and later development of the larger site. It will demonstrate Yale’s commitment to scientific excellence and its desire to make the sciences more visible to the university community.

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Collaborators

TenBerke
Design Architect, Interior Designer

Ballinger
Executive Architect, MEP/FP Engineer, Structural Engineer

RFD
Lab Planning Consultant

MNLA
Landscape Architect

Langan
Civil Engineer

Transolar
Sustainability Consultant

Jensen Hughes
Code Consultant

The Lighting Practice
Lighting Designer

Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
Envelope Consultant