The University of Connecticut - Innovation Partnership Building has won an Excellence Award in the 2018 AIA Connecticut Design Awards. The building was selected among four other projects in the "Built" category, which includes the commercial, institutional, multi-family, and educational typologies.
Located in UConn's Technology Park, the new Innovation Partnership Building is a place of discovery and development—a vibrant hub where industry leaders and business entrepreneurs collaborate with university students and faculty. The project is a magnet for innovation and a powerful engine for economic growth in the region and beyond. Conceived as a "machine in the garden," the building stands in striking contrast to its bucolic setting as its strong concrete and metal-clad forms stretch into the landscape.
The awards jury cited the building's integration with the surrounding landscape, its horizontal composition, its shaping in accordance with program, and its interior design language as some of the main highlights of the award selection.