From the Director's Desk | Building Update

Apicella + Bunton rendering of new Common Room
July 18, 2017

Martin Jean

The ISM’s renovation plans for 406 Prospect are gaining momentum. Our able team, led by Maggie McInnis from Yale Facilities, includes representatives from Apicella + Bunton Architects; Andrea Hart, ISM lead administrator; and me. The ISM faculty and students have been generous with their input at every key moment. Yale has chosen the firm of SB of New Haven, a frequent Yale partner, as our construction manager.

This image is an architect’s rendering of part of the common room which will be a comfortable space for study, quiet conversation, and occasional small events. This will be the first such space since the old ISM student lounge that existed in the back quadrangle of the SDQ. Other images below, provided by Apicella + Bunton, help us imagine the new classroom, conference room, and faculty lounge, as well as the large entranceway and staircase.

We are at the final phase of construction drawings which will be the documents that govern the work beginning in late September. We are still on schedule to move late next summer and anticipating it eagerly!