Princeton University
Andlinger Center & SEAS Study
Princeton, NJ

100,000 SF • LEED Silver

Davis Brody Bond recently completed a Programming Study for The Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment. The facility will expand upon the existing strengths of Princeton University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science and will introduce significant specialized laboratory space at the Engineering Quadrangle. The Andlinger Center will include a new 110,000 sf building, the renovation of 87 Olden (formerly known as Carl Fields Center, and as Osborn Clubhouse), and enhanced connections to Bowen Hall. In approaching building concepts, we have prioritized the guidance of the Campus Plan, especially with regard to developing open green space and quads reminiscent of the Core Campus. In light of this as well as considerations of vibration control, and light control the concept locates over half the total new area below grade.

The Center will provide shared laboratory facilities including clean room space, an imaging center, and labs for research involving photonics, environmental sensors, and solar cell technology. On site office space for the Center’s director and faculty will ensure leadership and success to the mission of the Center. The Andlinger Center presents a special opportunity to integrate cutting-edge green building materials and technologies. The baseline for sustainability and energy performance is established by the Princeton University Design Standards, Sustainable Design Guidelines, which require, at minimum LEED® Silver equivalency.

Following our work on the Andlinger Center, we led an additional study at the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS).  The ‘Facilities Modernization Master Plan’ is 340,000 sf and includes assessment of the existing engineering school buildings, and recommendations for their upgrade over time.  It focuses on existing building systems,  how they should be renewed or replaced to serve the research and other needs of the school well into the future.  In addition to administration, classrooms and teaching labs, the buildings also contain many research labs.