Gibbs Court renovation
This project enhances the character and performance of the landscape between Sterling Chemistry Laboratory and Sloane Physics Laboratory. Named in honor of American scientist Josiah Willard Gibbs (BA 1858, PhD 1863), the renewed Gibbs Court improves pedestrian accessibility and updates lighting, signage, and security equipment in the project area. Its redesign also provides increased plantings and gathering areas in addition to improvements to hardscape and storm water management.
217–225 Prospect Street
43,500 gross square feet
March 2023 to November 2023 (construction), September 2024 (grow-in)
Impact on the area
- The Kline Tower and Sloane Physics Laboratory passageway is closed, and the northern Science Hill buildings can be accessed from Prospect Street, Sachem’s Wood, or Whitney Avenue.
- Anticipated disruptions in the construction area include noise, dust, and vibration.
for occupants and visitors
Renovation, 2023: Stantec (design); Gilbane Building Company (construction)
The Gibbs Court renovation improves the topography, grading, and drainage of the designated area. For more information about Yale’s built environment, visit the Office of Sustainability.
Top images: Renderings by Stantec, courtesy of Yale Office of Facilities