with Leers Weinzapfel Associates
The new Hillel House at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut is one of several cultural houses on the Trinity Campus. It provides Jewish students, the campus and the community with resources to explore and celebrate the Jewish identity.
Located at the edge of campus, adjacent to a residential neighborhood, the building forms a rectilinear form composed of two zones; a cedar and glass zone contains the program spaces and a limestone masonry zone contains all of the building's support spaces. An asymmetrical roof over the program spaces opens towards the campus and creates an inviting presence on the campus green. On the street side, a private entry with a centered roof line faces the neighborhood and an exterior pathway links the campus to the neighborhood. The Hillel House includes a library, living room, dining room, kosher kitchen, and a second floor community space for gatherings, art openings, and religious ceremonies.
Photo Credit: Peter Aaron/Esto, Anton Grassl/Esto