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Hamden, Connecticut


A 19th-century house has been transformed into a 21st-century powerhouse for ideas for Quinnipiac University’s Brand Strategy Group. This organization, which is responsible for the University’s marketing, communications, brand identity, and digital initiatives required a collaborative, contemporary environment. A playful, unconventional response evokes the excitement of a start-up business. A vertical atrium unites upper and lower work spaces and floods the building with natural light. The renovation provides private and team areas with clever applications such as cork wall and ceiling tiles, making them not only acoustically absorptive but tackable for big ideas.

Rethinking the Future | Architecture, Construction & Design Awards - Awardee - Corporate Interior (Built)

Boston Society of Architects / AIA - Interior Architecture / Interior Design Award

AIA CT Business Architecture Award - 50 Employees and Under

39th annual Interiors Awards presented by Contract magazine Adaptive Reuse

Interior Design Best Of Year Award - Extra Small Office - Honoree

The American Architecture Prize - Interior Design / Workplaces

AIA Connecticut Awards - Interior Architecture - Honor Award

IIDA New England Design Award - Best In Show

CREW CT Blue Ribbon Awards Best Interior Design Project

International Design Awards (IDA) Interior Design/Renovation Bronze Award

The new design is purposeful and in its transformation, embodies the same values as our new brand; to advance our tradition; cutting a new path versus following the pack.

Assistant Director, Capital Planning, Quinnipiac University

Elizabeth Bender

Boston  BSA Award Interior redesign Architecture Architect architecture awards Amenta Emma Architects

Design. Precisely.