The Time is Now

May 22, 2021

Princeton University will undergo one of the most extensive building programs in its history over the next decade — adding some 3 million square feet in new construction to house more students, expand research facilities, and replace aging buildings and infrastructure.

The plans include new residential colleges to permit the University to increase its undergraduate student body by 10 percent; new facilities to support teaching and research in engineering and environmental studies; additional graduate student housing; added parking; and expanded athletic facilities, including a 2,100-seat soccer stadium and a racquet center with fitness space. 

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sustainability map markers

The map above gives an overview of some of Princeton University’s many projects aimed at cutting carbon emissions and improving sustainability. Blue lightning bolt: EV charging station. Blue bus: All-electric buses. Orange thermometer: Geo-exchange. Yellow sun and panel: Photovoltaic solar energy. Green house: New energy efficient construction. Purple lightbulb: Energy efficient building retrofits. Design by Matilda Luk, Office of Communications