Hartford, Conn. — The new buildings are being designed to match the historic character of the neighborhood.
Hartford, Conn. — Kirchhoff Campus Properties has selected EYP Architecture & Engineering to plan and design a new 352-bed student housing community within Trinity College-owned parcels along Crescent Street. EYP will create five new structures comprised of adjoining townhouses, designed to extend the character of Trinity College south toward New Britain Avenue.
EYP's design includes three-story townhouses with up to nine single bedrooms, living room, kitchen, dining area, three bathrooms, washer/dryer, and front and back porches intended to maintain the residential character of campus surroundings, and specifically, the residential character of Vernon Street that passes through the campus north of the site. Faculty, resident advisor, and resident director apartments are also included within the planned student community. Additionally, the facility will include a flexible, multi-purpose suite to accommodate special events and team academic work.
Styled after the surrounding historic buildings, the design of the new townhouses combine the Victorian and Craftsman styles of nearby structures into a colorful streetscape that is accented by large private porches and bay windows. Designed with a mix of materials that include brick, clapboard, and shingles, each townhouse structure strives to reflect the college's colorful historic color palate. Future development of the Crescent Street project includes additional student townhouses and the potential for retail opportunity in future phases. The first phase of the current plan of three townhouses broke ground in December 2012, with a scheduled occupancy date of August 2013.