College Center at Crozier-Williams
A renovated Cro, adjacent to the library and at the center of the campus, can fully realize its potential as a space that brings faculty, staff and students together for formal, informal and coincidental interactions. The spaces also can activate the community in new and different ways while empowering students to make critical connections between their in- and out-of-classroom lives on campus. An area for potential future exploration includes centralizing dining and catering.
Establishing strong indoor-outdoor connections between Cro and adjacent landscapes reinforces the important role that this building plays in connecting the the campus in all directions while showcasing life at Conn. The Crozier Dell project links Cro and the Plex in a completely new way that eliminates existing physical barriers between these two buildings (e.g. roads, parking, hedges) and activates student life in ways that enable small and large groups of students to gather outside in our arboretum campus.