20 Washington Road - Economics Building and International Building
The 20 Washington Road renovation project will repurpose the former Frick Chemistry Laboratory and bring together academic and administrative areas that are now dispersed across the University campus.
The 200,000 square feet of space will be divided into two complementary areas, one a home to economics and one to international initiatives. Each area will have a distinct architectural identity and its own entrance. The new single location for the Department of Economics consolidates the department and helps realize the University's goal of having all of Princeton's economists together in one place. Several international programs and the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies will find new homes all under one roof. The new location will bring international groups together as well as provide a single, convenient location for students exploring international programs.
The structure’s interior will be renovated extensively, while the historic character of the exterior of the building and primary interior spaces, such as the entry and the second-floor library, will be preserved. The building will feature new classrooms, offices and meeting spaces, and two communal atria. The atrium on the south side of the building will enclose the existing stone facade courtyard and connect to Scudder Plaza and the other social science buildings in the neighborhood - Robertson, Corwin, Wallace, Fisher and Bendheim halls.
The post-renovated 20 Washington project is targeting LEED GOLD level certification
- Adaptive use of historically significant structure
- Building finishes using sustainable materials
- Energy-efficient systems incorporating ceiling radiant heat panels and chilled beams
- Energy-efficient lighting including daylight sensors, LED lighting and reduced lighting power
- Exterior shading devices
- High Performance envelope for new construction
- Landscape-based storm water management
- Low-flow plumbing fixtures to reduce water consumption
- Reused materials, such as historical woodwork
- Window upgrades and roof enhancements
Approximately 200,000 GSF
Renderings and construction photos are located in the photo gallery (coming soon). Please note that renderings and artists' conceptions are presented here for historical purposes only. The final designs of these projects may have evolved since these renderings were created.
- Department of Economics
- Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS)
- Council for International Teaching & Research
- Davis International Center
- Office of International Programs
- Princeton in Africa
- Princeton in Asia
- Princeton in Latin America
- Office of Design and Construction
- Office of the University Architect
- News at Princeton: Plans call for 20 Washington Road to house economics, international programs
- News at Princeton: Renovation begins on economics and international programs building at 20 Washington
- Giving to Princeton: Places and Spaces
- Princeton Alumni Weekly: Transforming 20 Washington Road
- Campus Plan: 20 Washington Road