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March 5, 2018

RAMSA Partner Preston J. Gumberich and Senior Associate Breen M. Mahony to Present UConn Downtown Hartford at SCUP North Atlantic

 RAMSA Partner Preston J. Gumberich and Senior Associate Breen M. Mahony to Present UConn Downtown Hartford at SCUP North Atlantic

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On Monday, March 5, RAMSA Partner Preston J. Gumberich and Senior Associate Breen M. Mahony will present "UConn's Regional Campus Transitions from Suburbia to Landmark Building Downtown" at the Society for College and University Planning's North Atlantic Regional Conference, held from March 4-6 in Boston, Massachusetts. Presenting with them will be the University of Connecticut's Master Planner and Chief Architect Laura Cruickshank and James Libby.

The University of Connecticut's Downtown Hartford campus responds to the student-driven trend toward campuses in urban centers with cultural institutions and access to mass transit. Mr. Gumberich and Mr. Mahony will discuss how the new campus incorporates the colonnaded facade of the Hartford Times Building, preserving and reactivating a vacant local landmark while adding 180,000 square feet of new classrooms, offices, and social spaces. The presentation will consider strategies for interaction and collaboration on campus plans specific to the renovation and repurposing of underutilized buildings in urban areas. For more information about the session, please click here.

UConn Downtown Hartford opened in August 2017. RAMSA Partners Robert A.M. Stern, Graham S. Wyatt, and Preston J. Gumberich led the design effort. For more information about the project, please click here.

The Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) is a community of higher education leaders who are responsible for the integration of planning on their campuses and the professionals who support them. SCUP’s membership of more than 5,100 individuals represents higher education institutions and private sector organizations around the world. Members represent the areas of campus planning, institutional planning, academic planning, finance and budgeting, administration, IT, and institutional research who are charged with planning for the future of colleges and universities and the success of their students. SCUP’s mission is to develop individual and organizational planning capacities to strengthen and transform institutions of higher education. For more information, please click here.