UConn Innovation Project Wins AIA Excellence Award

The Innovation Partnership Building (IPB) at the University of Connecticut in Storrs is the new home of industry-leading innovation, research, and equipment.

Abbie Gregg, Inc. (AGI), an AM company, was a proud contributor to the development and growth of the project, culminating with the official grand opening in Fall 2018.

The work of the AGI team did not go unnoticed. We are proud to announce that the Innovation Partnership Building was recognized by the Connecticut chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) for its superior design.

The project was one of four Excellence Award winners in the category of Commercial, Institutional, Educational, or Multi-family projects as part of the AIA Connecticut Design Awards 2018.

UConn Project Recognized for Thoughtful Design

The distinguished jury of AIA panelists awarded the Innovation Partnership Building with an Excellence Award because of its “thoughtful, organized design.”

The jury also commented that the “primarily horizontal composition is enriched through the use of varying materials, including a metal screen that adds a great texture to the composition.”

Additional recognition included the building’s “integration with the landscape elements,” including green elements inserted into the main terrace leading to the entrance.

Lastly, the jury recognized the signature color wall on building’s exterior that greets students and researchers as they enter the facility.

AMTS and AGI Proud to Support Education and Innovation

Innovation is at the core of our company’s mission. When combined with thoughtful design, build, and construction, our clients have a unique opportunity to grow their capabilities and perform critical work.

“For more than 25 years, AMTS has used technology to support innovative construction project management to support our clients. We are proud to include a high-tech architecture firm such as Abbie Gregg, Inc. in our family of innovators,” says Sandeep Dave, AMTS Chief Business Officer.

The proof of our innovative nature is evident through the award-winning design of the UConn Innovation Partnership Building. Moving forward, the students, faculty, researchers, and companies who use the facility will be able to perform valuable research in biomedicine, cybersecurity, manufacturing, and other industries.

Learn more about the AIA Connecticut Design Awards.

Learn more about the Innovation Partnership Building at UConn.

View more photos of the IPB design through photographer Magda Biernat.