Old Graduate College

Princeton University : Princeton, NJ

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Princeton University : Princeton, NJ

The University’s Old Graduate College, constructed in 1914, was designed by Ralph Adams Cram in the Collegiate Gothic style. We were engaged by the University to provide architectural and engineering services for common space improvements, upgrading its interior common spaces as part of a multi-phased plan.

The master plan aims to encourage the social life of the Graduate College community by enhancing existing social spaces within the College, reorganizing underutilized basement spaces to better serve students, and by examining the programmatic opportunities presented by the possibility of new construction infilling the Kitchen Court. In support of these interventions, the master plan also seeks to improve the functionality of the building’s administrative and support spaces and to address existing circulation deficiencies in and around the building’s common spaces.

The first phase of this project, which was recently completed, provides new enhanced social spaces in the basement. These include a social hall, a vending cafe, a television room, and space for recreational games.