Architecture grad students (MArch Year 1) visit construction project at CCSU, New Britain on Friday, April 13, 2018. TSKP Studio designed the project. According to TSKP Studio,
Willard & DiLoreto Halls is a “major renovation and expansion project that includes a new commons filled with natural light that provides the CCSU campus with a One-Stop Student Services center. The design adds 35,000 sq. ft. between two existing buildings totaling 105,000 sq. ft. Extensive space programming was required to plan the renovations and reallocation of the existing space for academic departments and instructional space” (http://www.tskp.com/project.aspx/central-connecticut-state-university/willard-and-diloreto-halls). The site visit was organized and led by Assistant Professor Timothy Adekunle as part of the support for grad students taking ARC 523 in Spring 2018. Architecture undergrad students also attended the site visit and contributed to the success of the trip. The site tour was supervised by Mehmet S. (the Project Manager) and Stephen P. (the structural engineer) who took time to explain various structural ideas and materials explored for the construction of the project. Assistant Professor Timothy Adekunle has integrated site visits as part of the requirements for architecture undergrad and grad students taking various courses such as ARC 523, AET 364 and other related classes.