Trinity College Innovation Center

JLL
Published 6-24-2020
  • Accelorator Area and Team Innovation Zone

    Courtesy of The S/L/A/M Collaborative

  • flex zone with meeting enclave and impromptu open huddle space

    Courtesy of The S/L/A/M Collaborative

  • interactive work café

    Courtesy of The S/L/A/M Collaborative

  • Technology-enabled team huddle space

    Courtesy of The S/L/A/M Collaborative

Trinity College’s new Innovation Center, located on the third floor of One Constitution Plaza in downtown Hartford, Conn., across from the school’s Liberal Arts Action Lab, is home to the academic/corporate partnership with InfoSys, a Digital Health CT accelerator, and new innovation and entrepreneurship programs for students. The open, flexible floor plan of the Common Area, which is open to all members of the Trinity community, gives occupants the freedom to reconfigure the space however they’d like. Other spaces include technology-enabled team huddle areas; an interactive work café with a variety of seating options, digital display, and writeable surfaces; enclosed meeting spaces; and small design studios.

The Trinity-Infosys partnership, called the Applied Learning Initiative, have access to a large training room, flexible work areas, and meeting spaces to conduct the Business Analysis for Digital Transformation Program. Trinity faculty and staff serve on an advisory board for this partnership and teach many of the training modules.

Digital Health CT—a business accelerator program that was designed to rapidly scale health-care-focused technology start-ups, in partnership with Hartford Healthcare and the University of Connecticut’s School of Business and Technology Commercialization Services team—uses the Center as a place for entrepreneurs and startups to work and meet with their partners and collaborate with Trinity faculty.

A white neon “T” in Trinity, displayed against a dark navy colored wall, captures the college’s strong brand principles. The ceiling grid is open to the plenum above and maximizes the space volume, while making a bold statement with dual color schemes that change from yellow to blue from East to West.

The $2.5 million project was funded by the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development.

Project Data
Project Type: 
Renovation
Completion Date: 
January, 2020
Location: 
Hartford, CT
Delivery Method: 
Design/Build
Project GSF: 
12,358
Project Cost: 
$2,518,573USD
Construction Cost: 
$2,093,093USD
Cost per SqFt: 
$210USD
Building Descriptors: 
Business Incubator
Business School
Organizations
S/L/A/M Construction Services
Construction Manager
BVH Integrated Services
MEP & AV Systems Engineering
KI
Furniture
Interface Carpets
Flooring
Custom-Designed Ceiling
KMDI
Decorative Ceiling Fabrication
Zintra
Acoustical Wall Panels
Fashion Architectural Designs
Wood Wall Paneling