The Andlinger Center for Energy and Environment

The Andlinger Center for Energy and Environment

Architect
Tod Williams Billie Tsien
Location
86 Olden St, Princeton, NJ, USA | View Map
Project Year
2016
Category
Universities
Michael Moran
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Brick claddingPetersen Tegl
KOLUMBA™
MuralsHeath Ceramics
Curtain wallNational Glass & Metal Company Inc.
FloorsPolycor
GlassViracon
Metal frame windowsWausau Window

Product Spec Sheet
Brick cladding
KOLUMBA™ by Petersen Tegl
Murals
Floors
by Polycor
Glass
by Viracon
Metal frame windows

The Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment at Princeton University

Tod Williams Billie Tsien as Architects

The Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment at Princeton University provides specialized facilities for research related to sustainable energy. The design effectively echoes the founding director’s goal to create a place for interdisciplinary research for solving the world’s complex energy problems.

photo_credit Michael Moran
Michael Moran

The challenge was to minimize the environmental footprint of a program that requires a lot of energy, and to weave inviting spaces that encourage collaboration within a demanding program on a tight site.

photo_credit Michael Moran
Michael Moran

A design goal was to not only connect, but to enhance the engineering quadrangle by creating inviting spaces for all Princeton students, not only those pursuing studies in the Sciences. The building includes laboratories, classrooms, offices and a conference center situated around three welcoming exterior gardens which bring natural light into below grade spaces.

photo_credit Michael Moran
Michael Moran

The interiors are enlivened with custom felt tapestries depicting brainstorms from famous scientists’ sketch books and custom tiles developed from recycled content.

Michael Moran

The building’s exterior is clad in a linear grey brick that relates to the surrounding Engineering quad’s masonry construction while emphasizing its own identity. As a demonstration of the activities within, the building is designed to meet high standards for sustainable construction and has reached LEED Silver equivalency.  The project opened to students in May 2016.

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