Currently JCJ Architecture is providing full architectural and interior design services to several higher education clients seeking to revitalize mid-century assets into state-of-the-art new facilities.
Crozier Williams Hall at Connecticut College was built in the mid 1950s as a fieldhouse with pool and bowling alley for the all-women college. Many things have changed since then. The College is now co-ed, and new athletic facilities have been built elsewhere on campus. In the mid 1990’s, Crozier Williams was converted into a campus center, with dance studios where once was a basketball court.
The JCJ team is tasked with collaborating with College leadership and stakeholders in the challenge of re-imagining and re-vitalizing the Crozier Williams Campus Center to make it the heart of the student experience on campus.
The approach was to identify, define and share the goals and aspirations of the new Campus Center through an extensive series of programming meetings and open houses involving all members of the campus community, including students, faculty, staff and alumni.
With a clear direction established, the team evaluated and tested a series of renovation, reuse, replacement and renewal design options to determine how best to achieve the goal.