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Trinity College

Innovation Center

the backstory

SLAM provided design-build services for Trinity College’s new Innovation Center at One Constitution Plaza in downtown Hartford. The newly renovated second floor is designed for common innovation and med-tech accelerator spaces which will bridge liberal arts & digital technology; creating a facility for innovation, creativity & path-breaking collaboration.

at-a-glance

TYPE:
Interior Renovation
PRACTICE:
Architecture
Construction Management
Design Build
Interior Design
Pre-Construction Services
Programming & Planning
LOCATION:
Hartford, CT
STATUS:
Completed 2020
SIZE:
12,348 SF
INSIGHT

Trinity College wanted to expand their One Constitution Plaza site to accommodate a new Innovation Hub program with state grant funding. The existing corporate office space required a complete gut and creative design to support a common innovation space, liberal arts and digital technology bridge, and a med-tech accelerator.

SOLUTION

The integrated team at SLAM worked with the College to produce an innovative design, while managing a tight budget and schedule. Pre-Construction collaboration during the design phase focused on creative material selection and lead times to meet the fast-tracked schedule.

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The original condition prior to construction.

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During construction.

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The rendering showcasing the unique ceiling and other finishes.

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The completed space.

IMPACT

The Innovation Center will advance initiatives by the city and state to create more innovation-focused businesses in Hartford. The Center serves as the focus for Trinity’s Applied Learning Initiative partnership with local tech companies that provide new innovation, entrepreneurship and business analysis training programs for liberal-arts graduates.

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FUN FACTS

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This project realizes our vision of creating transformative experiences and opportunities through bold new partnerships. We couldn’t have been more impressed with the SLAM team, who worked hand in glove with us to co-design a space that visually connects the liberal arts and a digital future, showcasing our brand in new but recognizable ways. The process itself modeled flexible innovation at its very best.

Sonia Cardenas
Trinity College – Chief Academic Officer
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