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Connecticut Science Center

Richard Turlington Architects served as the Associate Architect for Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects during the construction of the Connecticut Science Center, a 154,000 sq. ft. facility with a Gold LEED rating. We managed design development, prepared contract documents, and provided construction administration services. The project included 4 educational laboratories and 40,000 sq. ft. of science exhibits, but the most difficult aspect was integrating a prefabricated metal siding system over a complex steel frame. 

The construction process was fast-tracked, fiscally limited, and politically charged due to partial funding from the state. Ultimately, the construction costs reached $120M. In January 2008, the Connecticut Science Center became another finished piece of Hartford’s downtown revitalization program. That date marked a successful end to an undertaking with significant environmental and mechanical challenges.

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