Princeton University Facilities supports the academic mission of Princeton University by providing the spaces necessary for an immense variety of teaching and research endeavors. To meet these varying needs, sometimes it makes better sense to renovate an existing space rather than build from new. All Facilities departments are involved in renovation, both on- and off-campus, but the majority of the work is undertaken by the Office of Design and Construction or the Office of Real Estate Development. All planning and design is overseen by the Office of the University Architect and guided by the Princeton Campus Plan.
4 Mercer Street Renovation
The historic Empire-style building at 4 Mercer St., former home of the “Town Topics” newspaper, will be fully renovated to allow for three apartments on the upper floors for off-campus faculty housing, plus new office space on the ground floor for University administrative use.
20 Washington Renovation
Located on the southeast corner of Washington Road and William Street, the renovation of 20 Washington will repurpose the former Frick Chemistry Laboratory and bring together academic and administrative areas that are now dispersed across the University campus.
Eno Basement Research Laboratories
The Eno Basement Research Laboratories project will renovate the basement of Eno Hall for the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) to provide research space and a centralized think-tank forum.
The renovation of Firestone Library is focused on creating a building that is well-suited to support modern library services and contemporary approaches to scholarship while also providing the proper environment for one of the world's great book and manuscript collections.
Hoyt Laboratory Renewal
The Hoyt Laboratory renewal project will provide new mechanical, electrical, and laboratory systems for the building. A new roof and renewed interior architectural finishes will also be included.