The Environmental Center

The Class of 1966 Environmental Center was completed in the spring of 2015, and serves as the home of the Center for Environmental Studies and the Zilkha Center for Environmental Initiatives. We are striving to achieve Living Building Challenge Certification for the Environmental Center, and we will need help and participation from all building occupants and visitors. The building is open to students 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and holds faculty and staff offices, a fully functional kitchen, a classroom, and numerous study and social spaces.

The historic part of the Environmental Center was built in 1794 and served as the house of the first three presidents. It has been moved a total of four times, and has undergone numerous renovations. Parts of the original timber frame structure are visible inside the building, and the Matt Cole library has historic windows and flooring from the early 1900s.