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Yale University - Kline Tower

Transforming the 1966 Philip Johnson Kline Tower—from former research laboratories into new classrooms and meeting rooms

  • 186K

    Square Feet

  • 14+


  • LEED

    Gold v4

  • New Haven, Connecticut

    New Haven, Connecticut

A re-envisioning of how Yale staff and students work on Science Hill

Located in the center of Yale’s Science Hill campus, the original Philip Johnson-designed Kline Tower, built in 1966, needed updating. The university engaged us to convert the former research laboratories into new classrooms, meeting rooms, academic offices, and collaboration spaces while also enhancing connectivity with the surrounding buildings. A 14-story tower and an underground connector concourse level with library and support spaces make up the new complex.

We provided a fully integrated team—including architecture, interior design, engineering, landscape architecture, lighting, acoustics, information technology, audio/video, security, and LEED services. Working within the existing constraints of the building, we carefully reimagined each floor with integrated staircases connecting each department and encouraging connectivity. A re-envisioned fourteenth floor, which once housed mechanical systems, is now one of the university’s most coveted event spaces—transforming from a faculty lounge and seminar space to multi-purpose rooms for large seminars or hospitality banquettes. With panoramic views of Yale, greater New Haven, and the Long Island Sound, it’s the place to be! 

Now newly renovated, the Kline Tower serves as the new hub for the departments of mathematics, statistics and data science, astronomy, and physics.

Meet Our Team

Shawn Maley, Principal

It’s exciting to think that our science and technology design solutions today will assist in discoveries that will make the future better.

Michael Reagan, Vice President, Buildings

The laboratories we plan and design may ultimately contribute to the discovery of something that will significantly and positively impact our lives.

Kate Ryan, Principal, Interior Design

Design is constantly evolving and very competitive—the best projects come from smart design coupled with strong team collaboration.

Nathan Werner, Senior Associate

I express my joy for life through the design of architecture.

Shawn Maley


Michael  Reagan

Vice President, Buildings

Kate Ryan

Principal, Interior Design

Nathan Werner

Senior Associate

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