Location: St. Vincent’s College School of Nursing in Bridgeport, Connecticut
Area: 15,000 Square Feet
St. Vincent’s College School of Nursing is a Health Science focused college affiliated with the St. Vincent’s Medical Center. The college offers both two and four-year degrees, as well as online continuing education to fulfill a RN to BSN degree. Antinozzi Associates was hired by the college to conduct existing building surveys of three properties; the existing college, an off-site classroom, and a future expansion property. The three buildings were evaluated for space opportunity, overall building serviceability, and future expansion potential. The final building surveys incorporated St. Vincent’s College’s plans for student, program, and staff expansions.
As a result of the building surveys, Antinozzi Associates designed a 15,000 SF expansion to facilitate their expanding student enrollment and addition of two new programs. The $4.5 million project includes specialized, standard, and non-traditional classrooms, a new student center with kitchenette, private and group student meeting spaces, built-in lockers for the students, and an expanded faculty suite with meeting room. Attention was directed toward the student’s perspective which included branding, finishes, and furniture. Additional infrastructure items included mechanical upgrades and site issues such as parking, pedestrian access, and a new roof.