Nassau Hall, Princeton University
Nassau Hall stands at the literal and figurative heart of Princeton University and houses the offices of its President and senior administration. Designed by Robert Smith and completed by 1757, it was twice destroyed by fire and rebuilt to the designs of Benjamin Latrobe in 1810 and John Notman in 1855. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is also a National Historic Landmark.
Mills + Schnoering Architects' principals* modernized the Office of the President, as well as the office suites for the Provost, Senior Vice President of Administration, Vice President of Public Affairs, and the Dean of the Graduate School. Master Plan studies were prepared for general building improvements, including relocation of offices, fire code requirements, accessibility improvements, energy conservation, treatment of historic building fabric, and interior design. The team then completed fire code improvements, including a full sprinkler system and emergency egress upgrade.
The project team also planned general renovations to the building that included new telecommunications systems, lighting improvements, HVAC modernization, accessibility improvements including a new elevator, and renovation and restoration of all historic finishes. Current work by Mills + Schnoering Architects includes the complete renovation of the building restrooms for accessibility and aesthetics.
*working as Ford Farewell Mills & Gatsch Architects, LLC, and Farewell Mills Gatsch Architects, LLC.